University of Washington’s Online Treasure Trove of Historical Information on the Ku Klux Klan in Seattle

A new online project at the University of Washington offers a detailed look at the Ku Klux Klan in Washington State. The site includes never-before published photographs, news clippings from mainstream media, excerpts from the Klan’s Seattle-based newspaper, Watcher on the Tower, and a full history of the Klan in the state.

The new Klan Web pages are included in a larger online archive called the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. This extensive online project has many interesting sections including entries on racial housing segregation in Seattle, the black protest movement at the University of Washington, the Black Panther movement in Washington State, the history of blacks in Seattle, and civil rights protest movements in the state.

Readers who would like to view this interesting online archive can do so by clicking here.