Stories tagged: carl maxey
Sat., April 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Author, black historian Jerrelene Williamson to receive Spokane award after lifetime of storytelling
A go-to source for reporters and others seeking the pulse of the African American community in Spokane, Jerrelene Williamson will be inducted into the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame next …
UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 8:29 p.m.
A community center devoted to Spokane’s African-American population, and named after Carl Maxey, an icon of the local civil rights movement, has been proposed for the East Central neighborhood.
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
On an October day in 1963, Jangaba Johnson walked into a downtown Spokane barbershop, sat down and waited for a haircut. And waited and waited.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
Perhaps you saw the obituary on Sunday: James Patrick Reilly passed away March 23 at age 88.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016
Look for a rags-to-riches story in Spokane, and amid all the lions of business and industry, few tales equal that of an illegitimate black orphan who struggled through a resistant, …
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016
Carl Maxey’s story contains enough material to fill several biographies. It’s impossible to condense his life down to just one accomplishment. He was a medic in the military, a champion …
Sun., May 13, 2012
Coming up at Auntie’s in the coming days: a slew of appearances by notable authors with local ties. Kate McLachlan will read from her paperback “Hearts, Dead and Alive” at …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012
Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene has hired a new Playhouse Prep director. Dustin Sorrell, who studied theater at Ball State University in Indiana and is a former children’s theater …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2010
Years ago, I attended a tribute at Interplayers for the artist Harold Balazs. Someone uttered a phrase during that tribute that has stuck with me ever since: “He bloomed where …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2008
Note: The following three excerpts are from a newly published biography of Carl Maxey (1924-1997), Spokane’s well-known attorney and civil rights leader, written by Jim Kershner, who is also a …