Trevor Griffey speaks on the civil rights movement

December 15, 2014 - IAS faculty member Trevor Griffey (link) gave a number of talks in Seattle related to civil rights movement history. He spoke about the history of civil rights and the War on Poverty as part of the Seattle Repertory Theater's College Connections program, timed with the Seattle debut of the Robert Schenkkan plays, All the Way (10/15) and The Great Society (12/5). The first event, featuring a panel discussion that included SCLC Chairman of the Board Bernard Lafayette and Seattle Rep Associate Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski, was moderated by Seattle Times editorial writer Robert Vickers. Griffey also gave a talk based on his work for the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project to the Seattle retirement home University House, where former State Representative Pat Thibaudeau talked about Asian American and women's movement activism during the Q&A period, and other residents described everything from going on dates at Coon's Chicken Inn to seeing the Seattle Hooverville to experiencing restrictive covenants to participating in activism in the Seattle Congress of Racial Equality