Dale Soden is professor emeritus of history at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He earned his undergraduate degree in history from Pacific Lutheran University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Intellectual History from the University of Washington. Soden has published widely on various subjects related to the history of the Pacific Northwest and American religious history. He has authored The Reverend Mark Matthews: An Activist in the Progressive Era (University of Washington Press, 2001), Historic Photos of Washington State (Turner Publishing, 2008), and Outsiders in a Promised Land: Religious Activists in Pacific Northwest History (Oregon State University Press, 2015). In 2020, the Washington State Historical Society selected him for the Robert Gray Award, the society’s highest award for contributions to Pacific Northwest history.
The Seattle chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) emerged as one of the most significant grass roots organizations in the fight for civil rights in the Pacific Northwest. Established in 1961, the Seattle chapter embodied the non-violent principles of the national organization which … Read MoreCongress of Racial Equality (CORE) Seattle Chapter (1961-1970)