Our mission is simple: We want to tell the whole and accurate story of the events leading up to the shoot-out at the Everett City Dock on November 5, 1916. What happened on that beautiful Sunday afternoon is moving, messy, and relevant than the story told in The Everett Massacre (I.W.W. Publishing Bureau, 1917).

Walker C. Smith achieved his goal of spreading the message of the IWW so successfully that we refer to the battle at the dock by the name he gave it: the Everett Massacre. But propaganda and history are not synonymous, regardless of how attractive the propaganda is, and sometimes legends need to be challenged.

And that's what we're doing with the AEM: challenging legend.