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History Lecture Series

The Peopling of Seattle: Race, migration, and immigration

Wed. Jan. 20, 2016      7:30 p.m.

Kane Hall 130, UW Campus

Quintard Taylor

Professor Emeritus, Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Chair of American History, University of Washington

Introduction by Norm Rice

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Since the pioneer days, Seattle has been defined by the arrival of successive waves of newcomers and by the challenges they have posed to the existing order. Quintard Taylor will examine how the city’s vibrant and sometimes contentious population was built up, one person at a time, from the first Native American inhabitants to the frenetic growth of the 21st century.

Professor Emeritus Quintard TaylorQuintard Taylor is the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington and as such he holds the oldest endowed chair at the University. He is the author of The Forging of a Black Community: Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era, and In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990. His Dr. Sam: Soldier, Educator, Advocate, Friend, An Autobiography, which Taylor co-authored with the late university administrator and career army officer, was released in the summer of 2010. Taylor is the author of more than fifty articles and the editor of the Race and Culture in the West series for the University of Oklahoma Press. He is a co-founder of, an online resource center for African American history, and one of the largest reference centers of its type on the Internet.

Brought to you by the UW Department of History and the UWAA, Excavating Seattle’s Histories is series of lectures that explore Seattle’s remarkable past.

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