Civil Rights in the 1940s: When Seattle began to grow up

photo used with permission, Museum of History & Industry, Post-Intelligencer CollectionThe 1940’s were times of change for Seattle, as the world war and social pressures associated with it brought the beginnings of maturity to the city. Seattle’s African American citizens experienced much of this change directly. Populations from the south, and elsewhere in the country, were drawn to better-paying war work in Seattle and brought cultural conflict. Discriminatory housing practices meant crowded living conditions in often substandard housing. Continue reading “Civil Rights in the 1940s: When Seattle began to grow up”

Central District and High Point reader suggestions

Readers from the Douglass-Truth Branch and the High Point Branch offer some of their favorite books from this summer. Here are suggestions for some late-summer memoirs, a medical thriller set in Seattle, poetry and novels.

Readers in Douglass-Truth’s Adult Summer Reading Program suggest:

Shame on It All by Zane
A captivating story of three sisters showing the true meaning of sisterhood and the love and loyalty amongst sisters. If you like a mixture of laughs, as well as some troubles, you will definitely enjoy this book

Bone Black by Bell Hooks
This memoir tells the story of growing up and facing the issues and problems of racism and sexism within her own life. It shows she pushes through the mental hardships and pain to accept all of herself and touse her knowledge to keep living. Continue reading “Central District and High Point reader suggestions”