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History Café: Fighting Segregated Housing in the 1970s and 1980s
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
History Café: Fighting Segregated Housing in the 1970s and 1980s
Wherenon-library location
AudienceTeens, Adults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin the Seattle Public Library, History Link, and MOHAI in monthly conversations that stimulate meaningful dialogue about the ways the city's past has influenced the present.
DescriptionWhat exactly did Seattle’s open housing movement achieve? How were Seattle’s neighborhoods transformed in the wake of fair housing legislation?

Once hemmed in to the Central District by restrictive covenants, Seattle’s African American population was slowly moving southward during the 1970s and 1980s. Learn about the ways in which Seattle’s segregated housing patterns were challenged and how the city’s racial geography changed in the midst of a housing crisis.

Michael Matsumaru recently completed his PhD in history at Carnegie Mellon University. His dissertation is entitled “Unmasking a City: Blacks, Asians and the Struggle Against Segregated Housing in 20th Century Seattle.”
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact InfoQuick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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