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Authors of ‘Seattle in Black and White’ to speak at Green Lake’s Mockingbird Books

What do you think? Comments Off April 8, 2011 at 4:16PM

Mockingbird Books (7220 Woodlawn Ave NE) is hosting the four authors of the new book Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity.

Joan Singler, Jean Durning, Bettylou Valentine, and Maid Adams will lead a discussion at the bookstore next Saturday (April 16, 2011), 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

“Seattle was a very different city in 1960 than it is today,” a description of the book provided by the University of Washington Press reads. “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.”

Seattle in Black and White tells the Seattle story about a national movement called the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

“Authored by four active members of Seattle CORE,” the UW Press description states, “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.”

Note: You can read about Green Lake’s segregated past here.

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