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Southeast in Sepia: The Skagway YMCA Controversy

African-American soldiers stand at attention on the Klondike Company's wharf in Dyea. Note from Karl Gurcke: They were (in Dyea) for a brief period of time (July 1899) before they were burned out by a forest fire and had to move to Skagway. Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Library - Historical Collections.
African-American soldiers stand at attention on the Klondike Company's wharf in Dyea. Note from Karl Gurcke: They were (in Dyea) for a brief period of time (July 1899) before they were burned out by a forest fire and had to move to Skagway. Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Library - Historical Collections.
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