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In 1970, Mr. Milton Simons and Mrs. Martha W. Smith establish a Christian Science Reading Room in Seattle’s traditionally Afro-American district, the Central Area, with the support of the area Churches of Christ, Scientist. Takes place at 1134 34th Avenue East in Seattle, with inciting events at The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. Special mention of branch churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Los Angeles, California; Houston, Texas; and events in Little Rock, Arkansas. Also includes mention of Marietta Thomas Webb, Lulu M. Knight, Melba Pattillo Beals, Major Robert H. Lawrence, and Lt. Col. Guison S. Bluford Jr. 

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