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Civil Rights and Labor History Consortium / University of Washington


The Civil Rights & Labor History Consortium brings together 14 online projects with more than 1,200 separate pages - featuring articles, video oral histories, maps, and thousands of photos and documents. Based in the University of Washington History Department and directed by Professor James N. Gregory, the consortium is also supported by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Center for the Study of Pacific Northwest.

Included are lesson plans for teachers. The projects have registered nearly 15 million page views since 2010.

  • Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project

  • Mapping American Social Movements Project

  • Great Depression in Washington State Project

  • Racial Restrictive Covenant Project - Washington State

  • America's Great Migrations

  • IWW History Project

  • Seattle General Strike Project

  • Waterfront Workers History Project

  • Mapping Washington Labor and Civil Rights History

  • Communism in Washington State - History and Memory Project

  • Antiwar and Radical History Project--Pacific Northwest

  • Upton Sinclair's End Poverty in California Campaign

  • Strikes! Labor History Encyclopedia for the Pacific Northwest

  • Labor Press Project


    Here are links to more than 400 webpages of research reports, films, slideshows, map and document collections categorized by subject.