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The Resource Seattle in Black and white : the Congress of Racial Equality and the fight for equal opportunity, Joan Singler [and others]

Seattle in Black and white : the Congress of Racial Equality and the fight for equal opportunity, Joan Singler [and others]

Label
Seattle in Black and white : the Congress of Racial Equality and the fight for equal opportunity
Title
Seattle in Black and white
Title remainder
the Congress of Racial Equality and the fight for equal opportunity
Statement of responsibility
Joan Singler [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 others, 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 to bring about a more integrated and just society. Authored by four 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. -- Book cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
323.1196/0730797772
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Singler, Joan
Series statement
V Ethel Willis White book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Congress of Racial Equality
  • Seattle (Wash.)
Label
Seattle in Black and white : the Congress of Racial Equality and the fight for equal opportunity, Joan Singler [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The formation of Seattle core -- Employment -- Seattle core's employment action -- Employment downtown -- Taxi companies and unions -- Housing -- Segregated housing in Seattle -- Direct action to end segregated housing -- Education -- Seattle's segregated schools -- Boycott and freedom schools -- Internal matters -- Maintaining the organization -- Black power and Seattle core
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780295990842
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010035649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn660161886
  • 561597
  • (OCoLC)660161886
Label
Seattle in Black and white : the Congress of Racial Equality and the fight for equal opportunity, Joan Singler [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The formation of Seattle core -- Employment -- Seattle core's employment action -- Employment downtown -- Taxi companies and unions -- Housing -- Segregated housing in Seattle -- Direct action to end segregated housing -- Education -- Seattle's segregated schools -- Boycott and freedom schools -- Internal matters -- Maintaining the organization -- Black power and Seattle core
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780295990842
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010035649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn660161886
  • 561597
  • (OCoLC)660161886

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