Horace Cayton begins publishing the Seattle Republican in May 1894.

  • By HistoryLink.org Staff
  • Posted 8/07/2001
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3488

In May 1894, African American Horace Cayton begins publishing the Republican, a newspaper directed toward both white and black readers and which at one point had the second largest circulation in the city. He is assisted in this enterprise by his wife, the writer Susan Revels Cayton.

The Seattle Republican lasted until 1917, when Cayton printed an article opposing lynching and advertisers withdrew and subscriptions were canceled.


Esther Hall Mumford, Seattle's Black Victorians, 1852-1901 (Seattle: Ananse Press, 1980), 86-91; HistoryLink.org: The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History,  "Cayton, Horace (1859-1940)," (by Mary T. Henry), www.historylink.org/ 

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