United StatesFebruary 25, 1934
|Died||August 27, 2016 (aged 82)|
|Other names||"Uncle Bob"|
Bob Santos (February 25, 1934 - August 27, 2016) was a minority-rights activist from Seattle who worked to preserve Seattle’s Chinatown and International District. Santos was a member of the Gang of Four and a prominent member of the Filipino American community of Seattle.
Biography[edit | edit source]
During 1960s, the Chinatown-International District had become what Santos called a ghetto. Interstate 5 had sliced right through the middle of the neighborhood and forced several businesses to be demolished. A group of business owners came together to forge change and Santos ended up leading them.
He served as the executive director of the International District Improvement Association in the mid-1970s to late 1980s.
He worked as regional director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1994 to 2001.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "'Uncle Bob' Santos, legendary civil-rights activist, dies at 82". The Seattle Times. 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
- Staff, KOMO. "Seattle mourns loss of 'Uncle' Bob Santos". KOMO. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
- "Renowned Civil Rights Leader "Uncle" Bob Santos Dies at 82". The Stranger. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
- "Santos, Robert "Bob" Nicholas (1934-2016) - HistoryLink.org". www.historylink.org. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
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