On January 29, 1994 the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies brought together ILWU veterans, Pacific Northwestern activists, and academics to honor and remember the legacy of Harry Bridges and the tradition of dissent he inspired on the waterfront.
Bruce Nelson is a professor of history at Dartmouth University. His research has explored issues of race, class, and interracial unionism in the twentieth century American labor movement. He is author of Workers on the Waterfront and Divided We Stand. In his talk, Nelson discusses Harry Bridges, the ILWU, and race relations during the civil rights era.