BRUCE MCKIM / THE SEATTLE TIMES
Four girls sit on the floor in the Seattle City Council chamber during a civil-rights hearing while sit-in spokesman Eddie Givens, right, speaks about the composition of the city Human Rights Commission. Demonstrators were protesting the fact that though the commission was to address an open-housing law, only two of its 12 members were African American - Rev. Sam McKinney and John Allen. The girls were, from left, Delores Hall, 18, Jackie Ellis, 11, Infanta Spence, 20, and Susan Van Dong, 20. Councilmen were, from left, Charles M. Carroll, J.D. Braman and Paul Alexander. July 25, 1963.