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AFM Seattle Local 493 (1918-1958), "Negro Musicians' Union"

Today's labor union for Seattle's professional musicians is the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 76-493, and that numerically cumbersome name reflects perfectly the organization's tangled ...

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American Jewish Committee, Seattle Regional Office

The Greater Seattle Chapter of the American Jewish Committee (now called the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Seattle Regional Office) was formed in January 1946. The organization was an affiliate of t...

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Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1890-2000

Irish organizations appeared in Washington after 1880. The Ancient Order of Hibernians was established in 1890, and it was one of the largest Irish nationalistic organizations. The Irish Rebellion of ...

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and/or -- enough structure and enough openness

Anne Focke wrote this piece about and/or, an artist space in Seattle that she helped found and then directed during its ten-year lifespan, 1974-1984. This essay is an excerpt from the chapbook "A Prag...

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and/or (Seattle arts organization)

From its incorporation in February 1974 to its voluntary disbanding in October 1984, and/or was one of the most influential independent arts organizations in Seattle history. It was invented and run b...

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Asberry, Nettie Craig (1865-1968)

Nettie Craig Asberry was an extraordinary, early African American resident of Tacoma who was known for her work in fighting racism and in helping to open doors for women. A founding member of the ...

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Atlantic Street Center (Seattle)

The Atlantic Street Center is a nonprofit social service agency that has been operating for 100 years in the Central and Southeast areas of Seattle. Its mission has been to help families and communiti...

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was formally established in the summer of 1999. The new organization consolidated previous activities dating back to 1994, including family giving, the William H. G...

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Bishop, Thomas G. (1859-1923) and William Bishop Jr. (1861-1934): Native American Political Leaders

The political careers of the Bishop brothers, Thomas G. and William Jr., spanned a critical transition period for Coast Salish people in Western Washington between 1900 and 1935 that shaped subsequent...

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Bowen, Betty (1918-1977)

Betty Bowen was assistant director of the Seattle Art Museum, a civic activist on behalf of the arts and historic preservation, and an indefatigable promoter of Seattle artists. Two days before her d...

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CAMP: Central Area Motivation Program (Seattle)

Seattle's Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) is the oldest surviving independent agency originating during the War on Poverty era (in 1964) and was the first community inspired program in the coun...

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Campbell, Bertha Pitts (1889-1990)

Bertha Pitts Campbell, an early Seattle civil rights worker, was a founder of the Christian Friends for Racial Equality and an early board member of the Seattle Urban League. She was also one of 22 y...

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