Leonard “Kip” Rhinelander Trial (1925)

The New Rochelle, New York annulment trial of Leonard “Kip” Rhinelander and his wife, Alice Jones Rhinelander, was a much-publicized issue in the 1920s which highlighted white America’s definitions of race, class, and marriage. Alice Jones was the daughter of working-class English immigrants.  Her mother … Read MoreLeonard “Kip” Rhinelander Trial (1925)

History of the Seattle Open Housing Campaign, 1959-1968

THE SEATTLE OPEN HOUSING CAMPAIGN, 1959-1968: Housing Segregation and Open Housing Legislation Anne Frantilla Seattle Municipal Archives Seattle’s African-American population increased dramatically between 1940 and 1960, making the community the city’s largest minority group.  As blacks moved north and west during and after World War … Read MoreHistory of the Seattle Open Housing Campaign, 1959-1968