New Book: Speaking Out

Celebrating Tacoma's Social Justice and Civil Rights Champions

Posted: Feb 25, 2018

Pictured at the book launch event are, from left, Rosa Franklin, book author Kate Dorr, Harold Moss, Daryl Hembry of KeyBank, a primary sponsor of the project, Jack Warnick, and THS president Bill Baarsma.

At a launch event on Wednesday, February 21, Tacoma Historical Society celebrated the release of the latest book from THS Press, titled "Speaking Out: Twenty-One of Tacoma's Social Justice and Civil Rights Champions". The book was written by Katherine Dorr with research and editorial support from Tacoma Historical Society staff and volunteers.

The book is the latest in our '21 Tales' series, books which are intended to share important stories from Tacoma history with students in local schools. The book was published in conjunction with our exhibit "Dreams That Matter", funded by a grant from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. The printing of copies to be delivered to all Tacoma elementary schools for use in classrooms is made possible by generous support from KeyBank.

Learn more about the book, and download companion materials, on the THS Press page. The book is now available for purchase in our Museum Store.


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