Activism takes different forms. In 1946, these women organized the PTA at Bailey Gatzert, one of Seattle’s only integrated elementary schools.
Seattle’s female civil rights activists
have unique stories.As people of
color, they battled racial discrimination. As women, they battled
sex discrimination. The intersection of these two fights sometimes
pitted women of color against those who should have been
This slide show explores female activists’
particular experiences in Seattle’s civil rights