Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project Launches Newly Designed Website

Image from Labor History project.

The Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project currently records slightly more than 31,000 page views every month, 372,000 in the past year. And now, thanks to a new, mobile-friendly design, pages are more readable and can be scaled to cell phones and smaller devices, which will help bring more traffic to the project and encourage users to read or view more of its content.

Last summer, while in residence at the Simpson Center as a Digital Humanities Summer Fellow, James Gregory (History) worked with web architect Ryan Poe to create and execute the design which involved an entirely new navigation system and reformatting the site’s more than 200 pages. Teachers in classrooms at all levels from middle schools to the University of Washington draw upon the resources available on the site, and its influence has reached public audiences and lawmakers since it was launched in 2005.

In addition, Gregory worked with research assistant Amanda Miller, a senior history major, to add content to the Mapping American Social Movements though the Twentieth Century Project. They concentrated on developing data and maps about one of the most important sets of social movements of the last century, the antiwar and new left movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

Congratulations, James!

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