Black History in the City of Destiny

Storytelling along the Prairie Line Trail weaves through many of Tacoma’s overlooked pioneers and adventurers. Michael Sullivan reveals some of the city’s African American history and how it’s intertwined with the railroad and the Prairie Line district in his blog post, Brown Spots. This featured photo, taken on September 6, 1935 at 3 a.m. in a night club near where 25th crosses the Prairie Line, is a thing of joy.

Image courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society.


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