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The Seattle Open Housing Campaign, 1959-1968

Seattle's African-American population increased dramatically between 1940 and 1960, making the community the City's largest minority group. Until 1968, however, it was legal to discriminate against minorities in Seattle when renting apartments or selling real estate. The task of securing legislation to prohibit discrimination in housing began in the late 1950s. It turned out to be a decade-long struggle.


Open Housing demonstartion
Freedom March, 1963
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