Al, agreed, and sometimes I add a bibliography but I wasn’t sure it added to the story, and sometimes made it unnecessarily long. But here is my bib on this story, FYI:

___ .“Coon Chicken Inn,” Murray Eagle, 18 April 1935: n.p.

___. “Coon Chicken Inn Opened in Seattle.” Seattle Sunday Times, 31 Aug 1930. p. 13.

Advertisement. Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Dec 1926. p. 8.

Advertisement. Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Sept 1926. p. 12.

Roth, Catherine. “Coon Chicken Inn.” 21 May 2009.

___. “The History of Coon Chicken Inn.” 2002.

Roth, Catherine. “North Seattle’s Beacon of Bigotry.” 2009. Seattle Civil Rights Labor History.

Strausbaugh, John. Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture (New York: Penguin, 2006).

____. “‘Coon Cards’: Racist Postcards Have Become Collectors’ Items,” The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, №25 (Autumn 1999), 72. Print.

Taylor, Quintard. “The Forging of a Black Community: Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era.” (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994), p. 81

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