Sunday, February 18, 2001

Through Spokane's eyes

'There was prejudice here'

By Rebecca Nappi
Interactive editor

Shawn Jacobsen - The Spokesman-Review
  • Lunch counters in Spokane (Emelda Brown)
  • Memories of childhood (Emelda Brown)
  • Watching civil unrest on TV (Emelda Brown)
  • Changes in society -- then and now (Manuel Brown)

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    Emelda Brown, 69, and Manuel Brown, 70, arrived in Spokane in 1960 because Manuel was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base.

    They lived here until 1968 when they were sent to Spain, but returned in 1971 when Manuel retired from the military.

    They made the decision to raise their five children in Spokane because they felt they could make a difference in the community.

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