Civil Rights and Labor History Consortium / University of Washington

Harry Bridges Links

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The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Based out of the University of Washington, the Center is an online and community resource for continued labor activism and scholarship.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union webpage has a section on the history of the union with an excellent selection of oral histories compiled by historian Harvey Schwartz.

Local 19 of the ILWU has a very strong history section on their webpage, including dozens of short essays on the union, several pieces on Harry Bridges, and an amazing collection of historic photographs of the Seattle waterfront.

The Harry Bridges Institue was founded to meet a pressing need to educate a new generation of workers about the rich history of the labor movement; to demonstrate the working community and to showcase and celebrate the contributions of labor leaders as well as rank-and-file trade unionists, not only in the founding of unions, but in the continuous struggle for worker’s rights.

The Harry Bridges Project is dedicated to introducing the public to the life and ideas of Harry Bridges through a variety of dramatic and cultural arts.

Newsreel footage from British Pathe of Harry Bridges conviction for perjury. The Grand Jury found he had lied under oath denying Communist Party membership. Bridges appealed and the Supreme Court eventually overturned the ruling.