On May 25, 1969, the Black Student Union leads a student strike at Seattle Community College, continuing its demands that one of the five white trustees step down and that a black be appointed. Two days later, trustee Carl Dakan resigns, but Governor Dan Evans (b. 1925) refuses to appoint anyone suggested by the BSU.
Walt Crowley, Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 270.
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