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Campus Unrest / Washington #445786

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 27, 1969
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(Studio) Violence at Washington college after students ask that all-white board of trustees take in black member
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Seattle, WA) 1,200 Negroes out of 12,000 at Seattle Community College. Officials yielded to student demands by hiring black administration Protesters who try to take over administration building held back by police. Students rally in sts. Rocks and fire bombs thrown. Police use tear gas and snipers fire back from bldgs. 35 arrested. Negotiators and Governor Dan. Evans try to work out solution. [EVANS - cites reason black trustee named.] 1 board mbr. resigns. Black leaders order return to classes.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker (KING-TV)

Brinkley, David

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