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Written by Alisa Weis, and originally published in the Northern Kittitas County Tribune.  Click to read part 1 and part 2 of this series. While true that tensions eased after the strike of 1888/1889 ended and that Black and white miners worked together, the Craven family still experienced barriers because of their color. Ethel Craven-Sweet said...

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Written by Alisa Weis, and originally published in the Northern Kittitas County Tribune.  Read part 1 of this series here. Back in 1900, 22% of Roslyn was comprised of African American residents. The majority of Black families arrived in 1888/1889, after the call for labor in the mines was sounded by Jim Shepperson, a Black businessman...

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Written by Alisa Weis, and originally published in the Northern Kittitas County Tribune.  Every August the Craven family upholds an important tradition that began back in 1889. Passersby might take a glimpse of the large African American family and friends celebrating at the Cle Elum Park and not realize there’s more to the scene...