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Ethnic data from 1960 | Federal Way letters
When reading about the Washington state law requirement for ethnic data from schools, I am reminded of 1960.
In 1960, I was a young soldier serving in the U.S. Army in Louisiana. One day I was dispatched to nearby Shreveport with a military vehicle. A serviceman was at the Greyhound bus depot needing a ride to the army base.
I looked all around, but did not see our unit supply room clerk named Billy Rogers. I asked the man at the ticket counter if there was a soldier needing a ride. He directed me to the back room. People of one race had a room with the "colored" sign over the door.
Elbert Field, Federal Way