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Re: [WA] Seattle Juneteenth Festival

For service to the State of Washington and the Central (District) Area De Charlene Williams is one of the most well known and active achievers in the Pacific Northwest community.

Queen Mother Sarah Lynch and Daisy Boyetta worked with De Charlene in her Central Area Office to assist with the early development of the Seattle Central Area Chamber of Commerce.

Being one of the earliest members of the UNIA in Seattle and the State of Washington Queen Mother Sarah Lynch maintained a vision for Black Business in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. This was based on the work of the Negro Factories Corporation; incorporated into the business plans of the UNIA on a global basis through the work of Marcus Garvey.

In Seattle Garvey elders spoke of the Gilt Edge Cleaners on Jackson Street. It was strongly supported by members of the Garvey Movement circa late 40's and 50's in Seattle.

There may have been more business ventures developed and supported by the Garvey Movement in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest however little was discussed outside Garvey Circles.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Dr. I.M. Spence-Lewis

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[WA] Seattle Juneteenth Festival
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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