Reverend Samuel McKinney http://kplu.org en Seattle Civil Rights Leader Honored With Street Sign http://kplu.org/post/seattle-civil-rights-leader-honored-street-sign <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A street in Seattle’s central area has been named Reverend Dr. S. McKinney Avenue, for the local civil rights leader.</span></p><p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an ordinance&nbsp; Wednesday, February 12, designating 19th Avenue, from East Union to East Madison Street, Reverend Dr. S. McKinney Avenue. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 04:56:42 +0000 Paula Wissel 13593 at http://kplu.org Seattle Civil Rights Leader Honored With Street Sign Seattle Street Named In Honor Of Civil Rights Leader Who Brought Dr. King To Seattle http://kplu.org/post/seattle-street-named-honor-civil-rights-leader-who-brought-dr-king-seattle <p>The Seattle City Council has named a street in the city’s central area in honor of civil rights leader Rev. Samuel McKinney.</p><p>The council on Monday unanimously agreed to designate a stretch of 19<sup>th</sup> Avenue East, between East Union Street and East Madison Street, as Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Avenue.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:04:08 +0000 Martha Kang 13196 at http://kplu.org Seattle Street Named In Honor Of Civil Rights Leader Who Brought Dr. King To Seattle While Dr. King Dreamed, Seattleites Marched for Housing http://kplu.org/post/while-dr-king-dreamed-seattleites-marched-housing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty years ago today, a quarter-million people gathered in Washington, D.C., to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But the summer of 1963 marked a critical point in Seattle history as well, as young activists staged the city’s first sit-ins of the civil rights movement.</span></p><p>The issue that galvanized them was housing discrimination. And in a place that likes to think of itself as progressive, segregation was rampant.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 9779 at http://kplu.org While Dr. King Dreamed, Seattleites Marched for Housing