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How one Spokane couple desegregated the Pantages chain of vaudeville theaters

On Sept. 15, 1918, Samuel Moore and his girlfriend Sadie Miller attempted to attend a vaudeville performance at Spokane’s Pantages Theatre. An usher told them that because they were black, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Jury sides with black man who sued segregated theater

A Spokane jury a black man in Spokane a judgment of $200 after he sued the Pantages Theater for ordering him to sit in the second balcony.


Then and Now: George Washington Carver USO Club

Rosa D. Malone arrived in Spokane as a Works Progress Administration supervisor and founded the Booker T. Washington Community Center in the basement of Calvary Baptist Church in 1937.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

U.S. charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation

Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds – an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘I had forgotten that I am black’

I had forgotten that we’ve been here before, that our history is a litany of people pushing us back after every forward step.


Whites-only covenants still exist in many mid-century Spokane neighborhoods

In more than 30 plats or subdivisions across Spokane County, covenants restricting home sales to whites still exist. They have no force of law, but would take individual action to …


‘Freedom Rider’ tells of ’60s push for civil rights in South

Max Pavesic wasn’t sure what awaited him as the train rolled into the station in Jackson, Mississippi. During the summer of 1961, Pavesic was a 21-year-old college student and one …


Gary, Ind., Called Most Segregated City

Older cities in the Northeast and Midwest are now the nation’s most racially segregated and will probably stay that way without a Rust Belt revival in construction, says the author …