Trevor Griffey

Dr. Trevor Griffey is the co-founder and Project Coordinator of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. He served as Visiting Faculty in U.S. History at the Evergreen State College from 2011-13, and will serve as a Lecturer in U.S. History at the University of Washington-Bothell from 2013-14. He received his PhD in U.S. History at the University of Washington in 2011.

Trevor is the co-editor of Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action and the Construction Industry (Cornell University Press, 2010). His dissertation, “Black Power’s Labor Politics: The United Construction Workers Association and Title VII Law in the 1970s,” won the 2012 W. Turrentine Jackson Award for “most outstanding dissertation on any aspect of the history of the American West in the twentieth century.”

As part of his work for the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, Trevor conducted almost 4 dozen oral history interviews; served as the sole author and curator of its special sections on the history of the Ku Klux Klan in WA State in the 1920s, the history of Seattle's Asian American movement, and the history of the United Construction Workers Association; and facilitated the acquisition of the Seattle Chapter of the NAACP's papers by the UW Library's Special Collections.

He is currently working to create the FBI and Civil Rights History Project, a digital archive of FBI domestic intelligence files on the black freedom movement.


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