Larry Gossett: an icon looks at his storied past

There is a very interesting story about Larry Gossett in the Seattle Times today. Larry Gossett is the incumbent King County Councilmember who is likely to lose reelection to Girmay Zahilay. I knew that Gossett was a local civil rights leader, but I honestly didn’t realize the extent of his work. Arrested in 1968 at the age of 23 “after a sit in at Franklin High School after the school’s decision to send two black students home for wearing their hair natural” – that feels like a headline ripped out of today’s news. Please read the full article here.

You can also read a brief biography here, from the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project and the University of Washington.

The fight continues, Mr. Gossett.

Published by hpemustang

Parent and PTA member at Highland Park Elementary

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