Jackson Street Community Council (Seattle) is formed in 1946.

  • By Mary T. Henry
  • Posted 5/18/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1142

In 1946, in Seattle, the Asian and African American communities organize the Jackson Street Community Council (JSCC) to support neighborhood businesses and social service organizations.

The JSCC became a model of ethnic cooperation as the officers of the organization rotated among the African American, Chinese, Filipino, and Japanese membership. JSCC activities included getting traffic lights installed, sponsoring girlscout and boyscout troops, and publishing a racially integrated business and service directory.


Sources:

Quintard Taylor, The Forging of a Black Community; Seattle�s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994), 174.


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