James Shepperson, Kittitas County businessman and labor recruiter in the 1880s and 1890s, was an early spokesman for the black community. He was the original founder of the Black Mason group in Washington State. Shepperson was also one of the Seattle branch of the International Council of the World in 1901. This ca. 1915 photograph was from a newspaper article.
"James Shepperson, Labor Recruiter" (1915). Roslyn African American History Photographs. 79.
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