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The Seattle Open Housing Campaign, 1959-1968

Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission, seated around a City Hall conference table, discussed means of promoting the proposed open housing law.

Clockwise from left: Mrs. Victor Fleming, Y. Philip Hayasaka, Alfred J. Westberg, chairman, Howard P. Pruzan, Johnny Allen (partly hidden), William B. Laney, The Rev. Lincoln P. Eng, William S. Leekenby, Elliott N. Couden (partly hidden), Rabbi Raphael H. Levine, The Rev. Edmund J. Boyle and Mrs. Kirkby D. Walker. Members Chester W. Ramage and the Rev. Samuel B. McKinney were absent. October 20, 1963.

Courtesy: The Seattle Times. Photograph by Richard S. Heyza.


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