Carl Gipson, Everett treasure - My Story
Born and raised in Arkansas, this son of a slave settled in Everett in the 1950s after a tour of duty at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
Now 85, Carl Gipson was the first African-American on the Everett City Council. He was elected in 1971 and served on the council for 24 years.
This interview made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program.