has a long history of racial discrimination and segregation. Until the
late 1960s, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans
were shut out of most neighborhoods, schools, many occupations,
and sometimes stores and restaurants. This slide show explores
Seattle segregation in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
The map at right shows the residential segregation of African Americans in
Seattle’sCentral District in 1960.