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The Tacoma Democratic Socialists of America welcomes UW professor James N Gregory to talk about the reissue of Robert L Freidheim's 1964 classic The Seattle General Strike, which has a new introduction, photo essay, and afterword by Gregory. On February 6, 1919, 65,000 Seattle workers began one of the most important general strikes in US history. For six tense, yet nonviolent, days the Central Labor Council negotiated with federal and local authorities on behalf of the shipyard workers whose grievances initiated the citywide walkout. Meanwhile, strikers organized to provide essential services such as delivering supplies to hospitals and markets, as well as feeding thousands at union-run dining facilities. This event is before TDSA's regular monthly meeting, everyone is welcome.
James N. Gregory is a professor of History and former director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous articles and prize-winning books, including The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America and American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California. Digital public history has been a consuming focus for the last decade. He directs the 'Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project' and other web resources that explore the history of the Pacific Northwest. The 'Mapping American Social Movements Through the 20th Century Project' is his newest online enterprise.