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- Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
- For the survival of yourself and your street
- University Street Caucus
- Date of Original:
- Police brutality--Washington (State)--Seattle
Civil rights--Washington (State)--Seattle
Homeless persons--Washington (State)--Seattle
Police--Complaints against--Washington (State)--Seattle
University Street Caucus
University District (Seattle, Wash.)
- United States, Washington, King County, Seattle, 47.60621, -122.33207
- fliers (printed matter)
- Announces: "Meeting: Every Thursday at the HUB. Meeting: Concerning Police Harassment, 7:00 Thursday night at the HUB...Room 84A."
Background information: The riots referred to in the document were most likely those which occurred in the U District on August 13 and 14. After unsuccessfully trying to prevent and contain the violence for two nights, police "agreed to let the community try to handle the situation" with "scores of volunteers wearing 'peace' armbands" and "street monitors." The results were so successful that, "the Ave's self-pacification led to months of 'negotiations' among street people, merchants, residents, clergy, students, police, and city officials to reduce police harassment and establish a community center." The University Street Caucus was represented at these meetings by Jan Tissot, Bill Harrington, and Bob Shupe. (Crowley, Walt. Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle. Seattle: University of Washington Press. pp. 151-155, 180)
Note on date: 1969 is penciled on document.
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- IIIF manifest:
- Scanned from original text at 400 dpi in color, saved in JPEG format and resized to 600 ppi horizontal. Saved at compression rate 3. 2004.
27.5 x 21.5 cm
- Original Collection:
- Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection, Box 6/6. University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division
- Contributing Institution:
- University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division