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Ku Klux Klan in Washington State in the 1920s

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 2/24/2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Description:
 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." Washington state was not immune. 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.

Trevor Griffey, PhD, 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.
Library: Lynnwood Library
Location: Large meeting room
Contact: Alphise Brock
Contact Number: 425-778-2148
Presenter: Trevor Griffey, PhD