In May 1890, the first local branch of the National Afro-American League organizes in Seattle. Isaac W. Evans is president.
The National Afro-American League was established to answer a need for a nonpartisan organization to fight the growing discrimination and the weakening of the 14th and 15th Amendment in the South. Those amendments gave citizenship and the vote to African Americans.
There were five branches of the national organization in the state of Washington, of which two were in Seattle.
Esther Hall Mumford, Seattle's Black Victorians: 1852-1901 (Seattle: Ananse Press, 1980), 170, 171.
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