No part of the United States claims a labor heritage or a civil rights history quite like the Pacific Northwest. Labor and civil rights movements have been central to the region'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 thirteen 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 several hundred essays about important issues, events, and people, many researched and written by undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington. More about the projects.
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Here are more than 300 webpages of research reports, films, slideshows, map and document collections categorized by subject. Or search all 600 pages of the PNLCRP sites
One of these projects helped change a state law and was cited in a landmark Supreme Court case. Here are some of the dozens of newspaper articles, academic reviews, television and radio programs about the projects.
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