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Forward Thrust

Senior Paster Robert Jeffrey Sr. stands with Councilmember Sawant and three supporters in the background at a press conference calling for reparations for New Hope church.

Sawant, Black Faith Leaders Call for Reparations to Rectify Seattle’s Racist Housing Practices

Update: Since this article was initially published, Councilmember Kshama Sawant has formally submitted a resolution calling on the City to "support community demands to...

Forward Thrust Part 4: Carrying Forward Thrust’s Ambition Into 2018 and Beyond

The 1968 and 1970 Forward Thrust campaign was a slate of 13 ballot initiatives, put before voters in Seattle and King County to correct...

Forward Thrust Part 3: Big League City

The disappointment that urbanists feel about Seattle’s failure to obtain a subway system in 1968 (see part one and part two of the Forward Thrust series)...

Forward Thrust Part 2: The Art of Picking Sides

The Forward Thrust bond initiatives of 1968 and 1970 were a success because of their ambition. They were also failures because of their myopia....

Forward Thrust Part 1: No City is an Island

In December 2017 I had the fortune to pen, in my capacity as a columnist for City Arts Magazine, a retrospective essay about the...