Powell S. Barnett, Seattle, ca. 1908



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“Powell S. Barnett, Seattle, ca. 1908,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed August 22, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/7006.

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Title

Powell S. Barnett, Seattle, ca. 1908

Subject

African-American; Roslyn, Washington; Kittitas County (Wash.) - History; Barrett, Powell S.; Musicians; Race relations

Description

Powell S. Barnett (1883-1971) standing, grew up in Roslyn, Washington where he mined coal and played in a local band. He moved to Seattle in 1906, working first in road and hotel construction, later as a clerk to a state senator, and eventually as an employee for what is today the King County Department of Construction and Facilities Management. As a musician Mr. Barnett broke the color bar at the then all white Musician's Union, and went on to become a potent force in the community for integration and racial harmony. A large park named for Powell Barrett is located in Seattle, Washington. This circa 1908 photograph shows Powell Barrett and another member of the Volunteers of America Band.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

ca. 1908

Contributor

Ellensburg Public Library

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection.

Format

Scanned photographic print March 2001, DPI- 300, JPEG, with a Microtek Scanmaker 6400 XL.

Type

Photograph

Coverage

Washington (State) - Kittitas County - Roslyn