Manuel Lopes (1812-?), Seattle's first black citizen, arrives in 1852.
Manuel Lopes (1812-?), Seattle's first black citizen, arrives in 1852. Lopes is a barber and his barbershop is the village's first black-owned business. He plays the snare drum, and is known for his generosity to his customers -- loggers, millhands, sailors, and miners.
- By HistoryLink Staff
- Posted 1/01/2000
- HistoryLink.org Essay 2750
Esther Hall Mumford, Seattle's Black Victorians, 1852-1901 (Seattle: Ananse Press, 1980), 66-67.
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