Judging the Judge: James Wickersham

November 9 - 7pm

Our November speaker, Deb Freedman, will review the life and career of Judge James Wickersham, known in Tacoma as a leader in the Anti-Chinese agitation that led to mob violence and mass expulsion in November of 1885. Wickersham went on to have a remarkable (and volatile) career in Alaska as a pioneer judge and Congressional Delegate. In preparation, Deb Freedman spent months reading thousands of pages of Wickersham’s personal diaries, spanning nearly four decades.

Join us online, either on our YouTube Channel or our Facebook page, as we continue to hold our monthly meetings online due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings.



With thanks to Tacoma Creates for its support of our public events; funding has also been provided by Humanities Washington and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

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