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.
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.