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Author Taylor, Quintard, author.

Title The forging of a black community : Seattle's Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era / Quintard Taylor ; forewords by Quin'Nita Cobbins-Modica and Norm Rice ; afterword by Albert S. Broussard
Edition Second edition
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 400 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Emil and Kathleen Sick series in western history and biography
Emil and Kathleen Sick lecture-book series in western history and biography.
Summary "Seattle's first black resident was a sailor named Manuel Lopes who arrived in 1858 and became the small community's first barber. He left in the early 1870s to seek economic prosperity elsewhere, but as Seattle transformed from a stopover town to a full-fledged city, African Americans began to stay and build a community. By the early twentieth century, black life in Seattle coalesced in the Central District, a four-square-mile section east of downtown. Black Seattle, however, was never a monolith. Through world wars, economic booms and busts, and the civil rights movement, black residents and leaders negotiated intragroup conflicts and had varied approaches to challenging racial inequity. Despite these differences, they nurtured a distinct African American culture and black urban community ethos. With a new foreword and afterword, this second edition of The Forging of a Black Community is essential to understanding the history and present of the largest black community in the Pacific Northwest"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 09, 2022)
Subject African Americans -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
African Americans
Race relations
SUBJECT Central District (Seattle, Wash.) -- Race relations
Seattle (Wash.) -- Race relations
Subject Washington (State) -- Seattle
Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Central District
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Cobbins-Modica, Quin'Nita, writer of foreword.
Rice, Norman B., writer of foreword.
Broussard, Albert S., writer of afterword.
LC no. 2021055882
ISBN 9780295750651