[caption id="attachment_35448" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Joseph Sylvester Jackson (center) was the Seattle Urban League's first executive secretary.[/caption] Before Black History Month comes to a close, one Seattle institution and its leader deserve the spotlight for its work promoting raci...
[caption id="attachment_33164" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/wildpixel[/caption] Charlotte E. Ray defied overwhelming racial prejudice and sexism in 19th-century-America to become the first practicing African-American female lawyer in the United States. Her story is...
[caption id="attachment_30671" align="aligncenter" width="260"] Washington's first Black senator, John Henry Ryan. Courtesy Washington State Digital Archives[/caption] John Henry Ryan was a successful journalist, businessman, solicitor and politician who defended Black rights and voices at a time a...
[caption id="attachment_29024" align="aligncenter" width="218"] Photo credit: The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.[/caption] Charles Moorehead Stokes was a civil rights attorney and judge who had a profound impact on Washington state employment law pertaining to minorities. Born an...