cial club for male college graduates. It
had no specific language in its charter
that excluded minorities or Jews, but
none had ever been admitted. With the
threat of [Gary’s] lawsuit, the College
Club changed its policies…” www.history
cfm&file_id=3714, by Alyssa Burrows.
13. http://lmba.net/gary-d-gayton; see
Maehren v. City of Seattle, 92 Wn. 2d 480
(1979), cert. denied, 452 U.S. 938 (1981).
page=output.cfm&file_id=3714, by Alyssa
15. Such as his NCAA light-heavyweight
boxing championship. For a much fuller
treatment of Carl Maxey’s life than presented here, I recommend Carl Maxey: A
Fighting Life, by Jim Kershner (Univ. of
Wash. Press 2008). And I’ll do my best
to spare you some “boxer-lawyer-they’re
both fighters” analogy. I’m sure you can
get there on your own.
16. The board for the Children’s Home soon
thereafter changed its policy and began
prohibiting the placement of black children there. J. Kershner, Carl Maxey: A
Fighting Life, p. 16 (Univ. of Wash. Press
17. For example, before he even passed the
bar exam, Carl became the president of the
Spokane chapter of the NAACP. Kershner,
p. 80. And I apologize for not making it
more than a few paragraphs avoiding the
“boxer-lawyer-they’re both fighters” analogy mentioned in endnote 15.
18. Kershner, p. 83.
19. “Sixteen years later, Breckenridge was
named the Washington Education Association’s Educator-Citizen of the Year,
its highest honor.” www.historylink.org/
20. The Washington State Board Against Discrimination.
21. Kershner, p. 112.
22. In Re Johnson, 71 Wn.2d 245 (1967).
23. In his acceptance speech, given in Seattle,
after seeing the homeless population in
downtown, he said “Don’t give me no goddamned award. Give those people some
food.” Kershner, p. 231–232.
24.At the award ceremony, Gonzaga President Rev. Bernard J. Coughlin said about
Maxey, “He has been a vigilant watchman
— a pre-emptive presence who caused
many a retreat before the battle was even
engaged.” Kershner, p. 233.