MARCH FOR LIBERTY! TELL KEY BANK: GIVE BLACK SEATTLE ITS BUILDING BACK!

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MARCH FOR LIBERTY!

TELL KEY BANK:
GIVE BLACK SEATTLE ITS BUILDING BACK!
ST. PATRICK’S MONDAY, MARCH 17
RALLY AT 3 PM
AFRICATOWN´S HISTORIC LIBERTY BANK BUILDING
2320 E. UNION STREET

MARCH AT 4 PM
TO KEY BANK ON CAPITOL HILL
1224 MADISON STREET

Seattle’s Black community worked hard and pulled together to build its own bank in 1960s.

They bought their own land, designed their own building, laid their own bricks, and began to thrive.

The WA state government killed Liberty Bank and gave its land to Key Bank as a gift in the 1980s.

Key Bank made out like bandits in the recent securitized foreclosure land grab.

Then they pulled their banking services out of the Africatown Central District last year.

Now, they want to profit by liquidating the Liberty Bank building in a back door real estate sale.

JOIN US AGAIN WEDNESDAY
TO ENSURE LIBERTY’S BUILDING IS PRESERVED
FOR ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE
IN AFRICATOWN HISTORY!

At the Landmark Hearing for the Historic Liberty Bank Site
Landmarks Preservation Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – 3:30 p.m.

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor – Rm 4060

The bank was unanimously nominated for designation at the February hearing but this is the hearing for designation and more support is needed. The community is encouraged to send comments of support and come out and support to Erin Doherty at erin.doherty@seattle.gov.

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