• Created Date
  • ca. 1965
  • Description
  • Earl George was born in Denver in 1894 and was sent to Fort Lewis during World War I. After serving for two years, he moved to Seattle, where he participated in the 1919 general strike. He continued as an activist in the Wobblies, the Worker's Alliance, and the Communist Party. He began working as a warehouseman in 1938 and joined the International Longshoremen's and Warehouseman's Union (ILWU), eventually serving as president of that organiza... more
    Earl George was born in Denver in 1894 and was sent to Fort Lewis during World War I. After serving for two years, he moved to Seattle, where he participated in the 1919 general strike. He continued as an activist in the Wobblies, the Worker's Alliance, and the Communist Party. He began working as a warehouseman in 1938 and joined the International Longshoremen's and Warehouseman's Union (ILWU), eventually serving as president of that organization. He is thought to be the first African American to be president of a union local in Washington State. He helped found the National Negro Labor Council in 1951 and hosted Paul Robeson at his home around that same time. He retired in 1961 and died in 1985. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    10 x 8 in.
    1 digital print: b&w
    Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3
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