Protest on Trial: The Seattle 7 Conspiracy

Kit Bakke (Author)


The founders of the Seattle Liberation Front (SLF) embodied late 1960s counterculture--young, idealistic, activists who were against racism and the Vietnam War, and fond of long hair, rock'n'roll, sex, drugs, and parties. Months after violence erupted during a demonstration, authorities arrested six men and one woman--all SLF members. The Seattle 7 faced federal conspiracy and intent to riot indictments aimed at limiting their ability to organize and protest. The prosecution's key witness faltered and the government's case appeared doomed, but the presiding judge issued a surprise ruling to end the dramatic trial and send the defendants to prison.

Product Details

Washington State University Press
Publish Date
February 15, 2018
6.2 X 0.6 X 9.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Born and raised in Seattle, Bakke eventually returned to work as a pediatric oncology nurse, after earning a Bachelor of Nursing, with Honors, from the University of Rochester. She earned her Master of Public Health and Master of Nursing degrees from the University of Washington. Her initial degree is in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College. She is married and has two daughters and two grandchildren. She works as an independent writer and consultant, and supports local philanthropic organizations focused on human services and education. She has written two other books, "Miss Alcott's E-Mail: Yours for Reforms of All Kinds" and a young adult title, "Dancing on the Edge." In 2011, she was a finalist for a USA Book Award in the Children's Fiction category and in 2003, her writing received an Honorable Mention from the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association.