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Library News Release

Release Date: 05/02/2013

Trevor Griffey discusses Seattle's civil rights in the 1940s June 1 at The Seattle Public Library

Seattle's civil rights in the 1940s

Trevor Griffey from the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project will discuss the growing political awareness and social sensitivities that shaped Seattle's civil rights in the 1940s from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at The Seattle Public Library, Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free street parking is available near the branch.


Griffey is a visiting faculty member specializing in U.S. history at Evergreen State College. He is a co-founder and project coordinator of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. Griffey is currently working on a digital archive of FBI domestic intelligence files on the black freedom movement.


For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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