|Title||Civil rights sit-in at Municipal Building, Seattle, July 25, 1963 |
|Caption||A group of teenagers and young adults held a week-long sit-in beginning Monday, July 22, 1963 to protest Mayor Gordon S. Clinton's lack of black appointees to the Municipal Human Rights Commission. The sit-ins spent each day in the Council Chambers, moving to the foyer in the evenings once Chambers were closed. Although the police made several attempts to reason with the group, they were eventually forced by the City Council to physically remove the protestors. 23 were arrested in all: nine adults, ages 19 to 22, were booked for loitering, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, and 14 youths, ages 11 to 16, were booked as delinquent juveniles loitering and resisting arrest. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: NEGROES, Seattle, Sit-in at Municipal Building.|
Caption information source: P-I exhibit and research files.
Date photograph was published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: July 26, 1963.
|Subjects||Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (State)--Seattle; Police--Washington (State)--Seattle; African Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle; Teenagers--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.5925.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |