by the southern civil rights movement, activism surged in Seattle after
the NAACP reorganized in 1958.The Seattle chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality
(CORE) was founded in 1961 to employ the non-violent direct
action techniques of the South against discriminatory
practices in Seattle. Both groups allied with the Central Area Civil Rights
Committee (CACRC) which coordinated activities in the early 1960s.
Demonstrators arrested in 1963 after a week-long sit-in at the Mayor’s Office.
black appointees for the Human Rights Commission and a Fair Housing Law. Photo: Museum of History and Industry