When John Gayton moved to the frontier town of Seattle in the late 1880s, he was unaware that he would make history.
At the age of 18 years old, he was a well educated, intelligent and proud black man. And he was eager to make a name for himself.
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Most small town sports banquets feature the best athlete to play at the local high school.
If the organizers are lucky, they might be able to land one of the best athletes from the state.