The Gang of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship

By Bob Santos, Gary Iwamoto

Seattle’s Gang of Four changed the face of the city in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s by bringing four ethnic groups together in battle against city power-brokers over development, poverty, fishing rights, and gentrification. The four leaders learned quickly that working together provided greater results than working apart. This is the story of a powerful political alliance and lifelong friendships forged through sit-ins, protest rallies, and other acts of civil disobedience. “We got very good at occupying buildings,” remarked one of the Gang.

Bob Santos and Gary Iwamoto recall how a Native American, Asian American, African American, and Mexican American came together to fight for their neighborhoods and their people.

240 pages

Location: Seattle
# Cultural

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