Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity

Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity Free download PDF and Read online

Download Free book and magazines in PDF format read and download below Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity by

Book Information of Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity
Title
Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity
Language English
Time Added 25th October, 2015
Posted by Admin Bookspk.Org
Views 60

Seattle was a very different city in 1960 than it is today. There were no black bus drivers, sales clerks, or bank tellers. Black children rarely attended the same schools as white children. And few black people lived outside of the Central District. In 1960, Seattle was effectively a segregated town.Energized by the national civil rights movement, an interracial group of Seattle residents joined together to form the Seattle chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Operational from 1961 through 1968, CORE had a brief but powerful effect on Seattle. The chapter began by challenging one of the more blatant forms of discrimination in the city, local supermarkets. Located within the black community and dependent on black customers, these supermarkets refused to hire black employees. CORE took the supermarkets to task by organizing hundreds of volunteers into shifts of continuous picketers until stores desegregated their staffs. From this initial effort CORE, in partnership with the NAACP and other groups, launched campaigns to increase employment and housing opportunities for black Seattleites, and to address racial inequalities in Seattle public schools. The members of Seattle CORE were committed to transforming Seattle into a more integrated and just society.Seattle was one of more than one hundred cities to support an active CORE chapter. Seattle in Black and White tells the local, Seattle story about this national movement. Authored by four active members of Seattle CORE, this book not only recounts the actions of Seattle CORE but, through their memories, also captures the emotion and intensity of this pivotal and highly charged time in America’s history.For more information visit: http://seattleinblackandwhite.org/

Download Links

Download Link 1
Download Link 2

Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity Category of Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity is Books Click here to view all Books.

― Admin-Bookspk.Org

Read Online Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity

Add Comment