Come hear Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project co-founder Trevor Griffey describe how the KKK came to Washington state in the early 1920s, and how this history can help us understand the history of right wing extremism in the Pacific Northwest.
The lecture will be at 2 p.m., Feb. 24 in the library’s large meeting room.
Between 1915 and 1925, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) became the most significant right wing organization in the country. Transforming from a regional to a nationwide organization, the white supremacist terrorist group from the South enlisted between 3 and 8 million Americans in a campaign for what it called “100% Americanism.”
Griffey is a visiting member of the faculty at the Evergreen State College. He is the cofounder and Project Coordinator of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project and the co-editor of the book, Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry.
For more information contact Alphise Brock at 425-778-2148.