The Seattle Open Housing Campaign, 1959-1968
The fatal shooting of Robert Reese on June 20, 1965, by a Seattle police officer made national news. This clipping, sent to Mayor Braman from a resident of Seymour, Indiana, was accompanied by a letter stating that "those in authority must back up their police officials and face whatever political slings and arrows the NAACP may through [sic]."
Courtesy: Seymour Daily Tribune, AP Wire Story, June 25, 1965. Box 48, Folder 2. Seattle Office of the Mayor Records, 5210-01. Seattle Municipal Archives.
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