Yukon, North of Ordinary

Black History Month: The Agee family

February 11, 2022 Peggy D'Orsay Season 2 Episode 3
Yukon, North of Ordinary
Black History Month: The Agee family
Show Notes

It was unusual for people to bring children to the Klondike during the gold rush of 1898 but Black Americans Alonzo and Mattie Agee came with their five children. Once in the Yukon , they carved out a living cutting hair and prospecting. Researcher Peggy D'Orsay of the Hidden Histories Society Yukon tells us what she's learned about this enterprising family and what it tells us about the context of the time. 

This episode is sponsored by Air North, Yukon's Airline.