Labor and civil rights movements have been central to the Pacific Northwest’s history and remain a powerful force in contemporary society and politics. This page is a gateway to a set of labor and civil rights history projects directed by Professor James N. Gregory at the University of Washington and supported by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Center for the Study of Pacific Northwest.
The eleven projects bring together nearly one hundred video oral history interviews and several thousand photographs, documents, and digitized newspaper articles. Included are films, slide shows, and lesson plans for teachers. The projects also feature dozens of historical essays about important issues, events, and people, many written by undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington. [Description from website.]
Project topics include: Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History, Great Depression in Washington State, Strikes! Labor History Encyclopedia for the Pacific Northwest, Seattle General Strike, Communism in Washington State, Waterfront Workers History, Antiwar and Radical History, Seattle Black Panther Party, Chicano/a Movement in Wathington State, Labor Press, Workers and Unions of UW, and Farm Workers in Washington State.