Urban League joins fight for black history museum

Urban League joins fight for black history museum
By REBEKAH DENN, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER

Published 9:00 pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2002

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is the latest player in a tortured quest to redevelop the blighted Colman School building — and the effort is coming closer than any other attempt has to making plans for an African American museum a reality.

The property on the Interstate 90 lid would become the Urban League Village at Colman School, a mixed-use project that would include the long-sought community museum in the historic brick school.

“This is the most exciting thing I have seen happen in the Central District in my memory,” Carver Gayton, a co-chairman of the project’s fund-raising committee, said yesterday.

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