The civil rights movement of the late 1950s and 1960s changed forever the emotional and spiritual landscape of the United States.
Finally, the whole world was watching as black men and women, joined by non-blacks, demonstrated and died for the right to vote, live, work, eat and go to school where they desired.

Through Spokane's Eyes is a special project which runs through February, Black History month.
It chronicles pivotal events in the civil rights movement as they unfolded in Spokane and the rest of the country.

We hope to bring history alive on this Web site through historic photographs, old news stories and headlines and the voices of those who lived through the civil rights movement.

Part Four
Feb. 25, 2001:
Dangerous memories:
Civil rights milestones from the past challenge us to action in the present.

In this series

  • Feb. 4, 2001:
    March 1965:
    The Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights

  • Feb. 11, 2001:
    Early 1968:
    The Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike and King's assassination.

  • Feb. 18, 2001:
    The early '60s:
    Lunch counter sit-ins and the Freedom Rides.

  • Spokane and Spokane Valley, Wash., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and the Inland Northwest
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