DENMARK VESEY CONSPIRACY OF 1822

After one loyal slave told his master about a plot to seize the city of Charlestown, South Carolina and kill all the whites, local authorities exposed the most comprehensive slave plot in the history of the United States.  More than 1,000 free and enslaved blacks intended to be a part of this uprising which was planned for sometime in July 1822. Denmark Vesey, a free black carpenter and Methodist leader, used … Continue reading DENMARK VESEY CONSPIRACY OF 1822

HISTORY OF THE SEATTLE OPEN HOUSING CAMPAIGN, 1959-1968

THE SEATTLE OPEN HOUSING CAMPAIGN, 1959-1968:Housing Segregation and Open Housing Legislation Anne FrantillaSeattle Municipal Archives Seattle’s African-American population increased dramatically between 1940 and 1960, making the community the city’s largest minority group.  As blacks moved north and west during and after World War II in search of employment, their numbers overtook those of Asian groups–the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino–which together historically formed Seattle’s largest minority … Continue reading HISTORY OF THE SEATTLE OPEN HOUSING CAMPAIGN, 1959-1968