Sustainable Ballard’s DEI Taskforce is excited to wrap up our discussion of Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity. The 288 page book details the formation and activities of the Seattle chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the early 60s.
We’ll be discussing the final section of the book:
Session 5: Internal (Keeping it Going) – Oct 19, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
Seattle needs this book. 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
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