On the date in focus here, approximately 50 Chicano/Chicana activists began an occupation of Seattle’s then-recently-closed Beacon Hill Elementary School. Jeff Stevens recounts the birth of El Centro de la Raza.
The grand and distinctive Art Deco building that looms over downtown Seattle from the northern edge of Beacon Hill has an inevitable activist history. Jeff Stevens brings the memory.
Biographical and autobiographical writing entwine. Why did I choose to write about a woman I never met and had no ties to—except for my interest in Jewish women’s history and the field of Psychoanalysis? Immediately the writer’s self is injected into the story. Sometimes Dr. Buxbaum turns up in my dreams, and in the morning I have to sort out the dream so it won’t get mixed up with biography.
Jeff Stevens tells a lively tale of Seattle’s University Way Northeast — better known colloquially among longtime locals as “The Ave” — circa 1965.
Jeff Stevens tells the tale of Seattle’s Hippie Hill, our city’s countercultural counterpart to San Francisco’s erstwhile icon.
On the date in focus here, Seattle second-wave feminists held a downtown march and rally in support of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. Jeff Stevens histories you liberationally.
Seattle is full of stories of What Could Have Been. Among these is the story of Marion Zioncheck, at once one of Seattle’s greatest rabble-rousers and one of our most tragic historical figures.