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Segregated Seattle

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Title:Segregated Seattle

For most of its history Seattle was a segregated city, as committed to white supremacy as any location in America. People of color were excluded from most jobs, most neighborhoods and schools, and many stores, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial establishments, even hospitals. As in other western states, the system of severe racial discrimination in Seattle targeted not just African Americans but also Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, people of Mexican ancestry, and also, at times, Jews. This special section presents research that will surprise many Pacific Northwesterners. Included are maps, photos, documents, and newspaper articles that follow the history of segregation in Seattle up through the 1960s. We also have the most extensive database of racially restrictive neighborhood covenants and deed clauses available for any city in the country. Taken from http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/segregated.htm

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Subjects:Civil rights--Washington (State)--Seattle | Racial discrimination--Washington (State)--Seattle | Segregation--Washington (State)--Seattle | Segregationists--Washington (State)--Seattle | White supremacy movements--Washington (State)--Seattle | Discrimination in housing--Washington (State)--Seattle | Discrimination in housing--Law and legislation--Washington (State)--Seattle | Covenants (Law)--Washington (State)--Seattle | Covenants--Washington (State)--Seattle | Real covenants--Washington (State)--Seattle | Encumbrances (Law)--Washington (State)--Seattle | Segregation in education--Washington (State)--Seattle | School integration--Washington (State)--Seattle | Discrimination in public accommodations--Washington (State)--Seattle | Discrimination in restaurants--Washington (State)--Seattle | Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government--20th century | Seattle (Wash.)--History--20th century | Seattle (Wash.)--Race relations | Race relations | Housing policy--Washington (State)--Seattle | Right to housing--Washington (State)--Seattle | Seattle (Wash.), 47.60621, -122.332071 | King County (Wash.)
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Institution:Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project
Contributors:Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project
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