Bernice Price, 90, looks toward the spot off her back deck in Leschi where her toddler son drowned in a neighbor’s swimming pool in 1957. After a  North Seattle cemetery  said its children’s section was for whites only, Price and her husband sued. They lost in 1960, but the Washington state Supreme Court  overturned the ruling recently as an apology.
 (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Bernice Price, 90, looks toward the spot off her back deck in Leschi where her toddler son drowned in a neighbor’s swimming pool in 1957. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
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A Black Seattle family couldn’t bury their young son where they wished because of racism. 60 years later, does an apology help?

Decades after a Black family was denied a plot for their young son in a Seattle cemetery -- a decision that withstood a court challenge -- the state Supreme Court has overturned that old ruling and apologized. Family members had mixed reactions to the news.  WATCH Updated

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