Thursday, February 23, 2012

On Black History in Surprising Places: Black farmer in the Skagit Valley

It's Black History Month. Washington State has black history -- in some surprising places. Take Mt Vernon, Skagit County WA. Not a lot of black people lived there. Especially years ago. Eve grew up there. On a farm, Not many black farmers in Washington State. Her father was one. Also worked as a janitor at a local school to make ends meet. I loved hearing Eve's stories about life on the farm as told at our Baha'i devotional meetings held at Wright Park a decade ago. She shared some of these same stories at her 60th birthday celebration held some months ago at Tacoma's historically black Caballeros Club. -gw

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