In 1891, Brittain Oxendine begins publishing the Seattle Standard, the first African American newspaper published in Seattle.
In 1889, Brittain Oxendine and his wife arrived in Seattle, and he worked as a janitor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer until 1891.
Esther Hall Mumford. Seattle's Black Victorians 1852-1901 (Seattle: Ananse Press, 1980), 85; Quintard Taylor The Forging of a Black Community: Seattle's Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era (Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1994), 19.
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