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Fall Fund Drive

The on-air portion of our fall fund drive has ended, but there's still time to help KBCS reach it's overall goal by month's end. Please give now, and thank you to everyone who has already donated and our many sustaining donors!

$150,000 Goal

80.52%

Drive ends: September 30, 2023

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The Campaign for Seattle’s Bus Route 48

What many in Seattle know as bus route 48 didn’t always exist. Thanks to the hard work of community organizers and advocates in 1966, Seattle’s Central Area got much needed north-south transportation. Among the leaders who worked on the Crosstown Bus Campaign was Maid Adams of Seattle Congress of Racial Equality or CORE. Adams reflected on what it took to get the route established. Here’s her dispatch.

Here are some links for more information on the Crosstown Bus Campaign

https://seattleinblackandwhite.org/crosstownbus.html

https://www.whereweconverge.com/post/when-black-people-in-the-cd-had-to-fight-for-a-crosstown-bus-the-story-behind-the-48-bus

This KBCS story was also featured in the Seattle Post Intelligencer:

https://www.seattlepi.com/local/commuter/article/The-Campaign-for-Seattle-s-Bus-Route-48-6864130.php

Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatches stories.