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The Centralia Tragedy: 100 Years Later

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub 2490 Willamette St, Eugene, OR

On November 11, 1919, members of the radical Industrial Workers of the World violently clashed with veterans belonging to the American Legion in the small Washington logging town of Centralia. The conflict took place in a political climate not dissimilar from our own, 100 years later. This talk explores the connections between the Centralia Tragedy and our own time, and asks what the events of 1919 can tell us about politics in 2019.

Steven Beda, assistant professor of history, University of Oregon Department of History, is the speaker for this free History Pub.

Open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is cosponsored by the Lane County History Museum and the UO Department of History.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Free, Quack Chats


College of Arts & Sciences, History

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public


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