The most important distinction between
Seattle segregation and southern
segregation was that here people of color
had political rights—and exercised them.
Activists had fought segregation all along.
In the early 1960s, civil rights groups
proposed an open housing law that would
have made racial discrimination illegal.
Above: CORE activists sit-in during City
Council meeting to push open housing law.
Left: City Councilman Wing Luke helped
write the open housing measure.