The Black Heritage Society continues its tribute to Edwin T. Pratt at Douglass Truth Branch Library through the month of March, 2019 with the exhibition, Edwin T. Pratt – Determined Purpose. In 1969, following the assassination of Mr. Pratt, members of the community made contributions to the African American Literature Collection that was established by the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha. The exhibition shares the original letters written to Mrs. Bettye Pratt from librarian, James A. Welsh that informs her of the purchases that were made in memory of her husband.
~Fashion Design Expo Fundraiser~
The Frances B. North Legacy Initiative honors Mrs. North’s unforgettable life, work service and sense of style. She was an incredible African American woman who made a significant impact on civil rights, desegregation, education and fashion design in the city of Seattle. The goal is to honor her with a public monument, a historical archive of her experiences, and an ongoing annual scholarship for a minority student pursuing fashion design and higher education.
Frances B. North Legacy Initiative is an official affiliate of Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle.
Excluded, Inside the Lines
Exhibition Opens Friday, March 8, 2019- February 23, 2020
Uncover the history of redlining and its impacts through individual stories. Beginning with the exclusion of Native people from Seattle, follow the ongoing confluence of interconnected financial, environmental, physical factors that have plagued people of color and the instrumental history of response through resistance, innovation, solidarity and creativity that has shaped Seattle.
BHS collections support the exhibition.
Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.
Quarterly Members & Friends Meeting
~A Tribute to Edwin T. Pratt with Special Guest, Miriam Pratt~
Join BHS for a lively first quarter meeting with members and friends. The Society is the recent recipient of the Pratt Legacy Collection that was gifted by Miriam Pratt with support from family friend, Jean Soliz. Ms. Pratt and Ms. Soliz will be present as the Society pays tribute to Edwin T. Pratt with a selection of images from the digitized collection.
Liberty Bank Building Ribbon Cutting
TOURS ~ FOOD ~ ENTERTAINMENT
PROGRAM BEGINS PROMPTLY at 11:30AM
The new Liberty Bank Building was built on the site of the first African American owned bank in the Pacific Northwest. The building provides 115 affordable homes and affordable retail space for three local minority owned businesses. Join the celebration, meet the team of community leaders that made this project a reality and the local artists who contributed to the creative aesthetic.
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)
EVERY FIRST SATURDAY at NAAM
Join in lively discussions and programs to learn and share genealogy with the experts. This is an open forum for people of all backgrounds and experience who have interest in genealogy.
Did you know that NAAM has 2 dedicated computers to support your genealogy research? Ask them! Members of the BGRG can help you by appointment.
Finding My Voice – A conversation and book signing event with Ms. Jarrett.
Jarrett served as the senior advisor to President of the United States Barack Obama and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs from 2009 to 2017.
This is a FREE event.
Co-sponsored by the Northwest African American Museum with Elliott Bay Book Company and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church