Seattle: Stop Busing - Some Day

Stop Busing -- Some Day

What does Seattle want? In 1977 Seattle became the first major city to adopt busing to integrate its schools without being forced to do so by a court. On Nov. 7 it became the first city in the Northwest to elect a black mayor: Democratic Councilman Norm Rice, who campaigned strongly against an antibusing referendum proposal called Save Our Schools. Yet after absentee ballots were counted last week, it turned out that the voters had also approved the nonbinding S.O.S. measure by 1,135 votes.

Rice, whose victory stemmed from his image as a civic healer, has urged the N.A.A.C.P. and others...

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