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Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity (V. Ethel Willis White Books) Paperback – March 8, 2011

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"Seattle in Black and White successfully presents a story of how activists in this northwestern city worked for seven years in CORE . . . the book possesses a unique approach to a fresh and important subject, and a bevy of fascinating primary sources."―Brian Purnell, H-1960s, May 2012

"This terrific book melds brief anecdotal offerings of the four authors, who participated in the Seattle chapter of CORE from 1961 to 1968, and a carefully drawn, unstinting look at a local attempt to bring about the beloved community. Highly recommended."―Choice, October 2011

"The four authors deserve credit for their vision and their dedication to documenting an important time in Seattle's history."―Mary T. Henry, HistoryLink, July 2011

"The book will revive memories for those who lived here at the time and serves as an eye-opener for those who think Seattle has always been the paradigm of a progressive, northern city."―City Living

"Four remarkable women helped reshape Seattle in the 1960s. And now they've given us a different perspective on the struggle for racial equality than we usually get. . . . Their history is not built around the usual outsized heroes, but the often-forgotten people who made the movement work. . . . I know Seattle better because of their book. It's a valuable window on CORE's seven years as a catalyst for change in Seattle."―Seattle Times

"This well-researched history and joint memoir was written by four women who were officers, project heads, or committee leaders in the Seattle branch [of CORE: Congress of Racial Equality]. . . . Hopefully, this book will ensure the story is not forgotten and will provide lessons on what needs to be done in the 21st century to achieve a “world of equality.""―Cheryl A. Smith, The Journal of African American History, Summer 2013


"The story of Seattle’s efforts to fight for racial equality, justice, and public access is a story that must be continually told. Seattle in Black and White is a story rich with personal accounts of courage, honor, and a belief that the American dream is for all. It weaves the threads of activism, courage, brilliance, and love into a luxurious canvas for all to view."―Norm Rice, CEO of the Seattle Foundation and former Seattle Mayor

"An eyewitness account from one corner of our country of the energy and moral power of the civil rights movement, the movement that changed the political profile of America. It is also a call to continue the work of building ‘the beloved community.’."―Congressman John Lewis

"Seattle needs this book. Part memoir, part history, it tells the remarkable story of the activists who pierced the veil of complacency in the early 1960s and forced the city to begin dismantling its systems of segregation."―James N. Gregory, author of The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America

"Four remarkable women fought as fervently to end racial discrimination in Seattle as their counterparts in Mississippi or Alabama and their book is a powerful reminder that the campaign for racial equality had to be waged in every corner of the nation including the Pacific Northwest."―Quintard Taylor, author of The Forging of a Black Community


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Product Details

  • Series: V. Ethel Willis White Books
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press (March 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0295990848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0295990842
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #865,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noworries-Anacortes on April 12, 2012
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The authors provide an in depth and comprehensive understanding of the civil rights movement regarding Black citizens of Seattle during the 1960's. The information provided is straight forward yet full of involved citizens who truly made a difference for ALL people in the Seattle area. If you wish to understand all that Seattle has been through in relatively recent years, a must read!
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