BREMERTON — At least 10 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on an Alabama bus, Lillian Walker was fighting for change in Bremerton. The war effort had brought people to town by the thousands, and much of the city was segregated.
Parks and her friends staged their own protests to bring greater equality to Bremerton, a place where “whites only” signs frequently hung in the windows of local businesses. A cofounder of the city’s NAACP chapter, she forged a legacy of resistance at a time during — and in some cases before — the country’s wider civil rights movement.
Join Reporter Josh Farley at 11 a.m. Saturday for a look at Walker’s life and the wider civil rights struggle in Bremerton and beyond. We’ll begin out from of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. library on Fifth Street in downtown Bremerton.
RSVP for this free walk below.