November 2015

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Seattle’s Most Influential People of 2015

These game changers each make their mark while reshaping our city

We get that Seattle leads the pack when it comes to talent, technology and smarts. The influx of power players and sheer brainiacs into our town has helped transform it into the soaring metropolis it is today. Of course, with growth and development come big-city problems: traffic, parking, housing…the list goes on. That’s where our…

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Seattle Celebrates Black History Month

A guide to events happening throughout the city in February

From the Northwest African American Museum to the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle residents have an abundance of opportunities to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in February during Black History Month. The annual celebration began in the United States in 1976. Countries around the world also celebrate the month. Here’s a guide to events…

Courtesy of Jade d’Addario, special collections, the Seattle Public Library

Back Page: Summer of Turmoil

Rioters descend on University District for several nights

The summer of 1969 was a time of significant unrest for the entire nation, and Seattle was no exception. In August of that year, thousands of teenagers from across Seattle rioted in the University District for several nights. Writing in Historylink.org, authors Alan J. Stein and Walt Crowley noted that “promptly at 10 p.m. [on…