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Pacific Northwest History: African Americans

Books and resources about Pacific Northwest history, including Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska

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African Americans & race relations in the Pacific Northwestearly african american settler, george washington and his dog


"Photographic print, portrait of African American, Washington Territory pioneer, George Washington, of Lewis County, Centralia, Washington, with his dog, seated on a stool or chair with horn legs outside the entrance to his home, undated, ca. 1890. He should not be confused with George Washington Bush of Thurston County"

- From the Washington State Historical Society
(click on image to enlarge, cited below)


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Use the links below to find resources online pertaining to the history of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest.

African Americans & race relations in the Pacific Northwest

Background articles 

Linked below are some overview articles from online sources like HistoryLink, as well as from the library's collection, such as those found in Gale Ebooks.

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Scholarly articles 

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Sources used on this page:

George Washington, Centralia, WA [Photograph]. (1890). Washington State Historical Society.

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