White construction workers protest minority hiring practices on October 16, 1969.

  • By Alan J . Stein
  • Posted 1/01/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1310

On October 16, 1969, the Voice of Irate Construction Employees (VOICE) organizes an Olympia rally of 3,000 white workers to protest minority hiring rules.


Walt Crowley, Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 275.

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