Washington State History Museum – Civil Rights

If you’re headed to Tacoma, it looks like a stop at the history museum is in order:

OPENING THIS MONTH

Tacoma’s Civil Rights Struggle: African Americans Leading the Way
August 18 through December 7, 2008

The South was not the only place where Americans were denied equal rights. Right here in Washington, people could not get jobs or housing because of their color. The national civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s helped, but local leaders fought for equal rights in their own way. Learn how in Tacoma’s Civil Rights Struggle: African Americans Leading the Way. The exhibit will features a rich collection of artifacts, including photographs and newspaper articles, many not seen in half a century. Organized by the Washington State Historical Society and the Tacoma Civil Rights Project.

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