To the Shoreline School Board:
My name is Sarah and I am in the 3rd grade. I would like to inform you about why we should change the name of a Shoreline School District building to honor Edwin T Pratt.
He was an accomplished civil rights activist and the director of the Seattle Urban League. He stood up for school desegregation and fair housing.
He moved to Shoreline to set an example of how we can all be neighbors. On the snowy night of January 26, 1969 a snowball hit the window of his Shoreline house. He went to the door to see what made the noise and was shot and killed. His wife and his 5 year old daughter were home at the time.
I think naming a Shoreline school district building in his honor would be appropriate because he rallied for all children to have equal education and desegregated schools.
Why is this important?
Edwin T. Pratt was an accomplished civil rights leader and the director of the Seattle Urban League. He stood up for school desegregation and fair housing. He moved with his wife and young daughter to Shoreline Washington, a suburb of Seattle, to set an example of how we can all be neighbors. He was assassinated on the doorstep of his home in January of 1969.
He was an important person and he had a huge impact on others.
The purpose of this petition is to honor Edwin T. Pratt by naming or renaming a Shoreline School District building/school after him. My name is Sarah and I am a third grader in the Shoreline School District. I would love to see this happen in my community.
You do NOT need to be a resident of Shoreline to sign this petition...Anyone who supports this cause can sign!
Thank you so much for signing this petition!