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Jun
15
Sat
Juneteenth Celebration_Central Area_Pratt Park @ Pratt Park
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

Saturday, June 15, 2019 and Sunday, June 16, 2019

Organized by the Central Area Chamber of Commerce

Activities ~ Music ~ Entertainment ~ Vendors ~ Food

 

Jun
22
Sat
BHS Annual Members Meeting_June 22, 2019 @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BHS Annual Members Meeting

~Community Welcome~

Join BHS Board of Directors, members and friends to celebrate another successful year and acknowledge the achievement of BHS co-founder, Jacqueline Lawson for her recent Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History.  There’s much to share.

 Accepting new and renewal memberships to support the effort of maintaining BHS collections and public education.

Refreshments will be served.

 

Jul
6
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

EVERY FIRST SATURDAY at NAAM

*NO MEETING IN JULY  *DECEMBER HOLIDAY MEETING at LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE

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.

Aug
3
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

EVERY FIRST SATURDAY at NAAM

*NO MEETING IN JULY  *DECEMBER HOLIDAY MEETING at LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE

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.

Sep
1
Sun
ROOTS 47th Annual Celebration @ Jimi Hendrix Park
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

ROOTS 47th ANNUAL CELEBRATION

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019   10am – 6pm   Jimi Hendrix Park

ROOTS (Relatives of Oldtimers) are hosting the 47th annual gathering of African American descendants of Washington State pioneering families, their friends and community on the first Sunday in September to remember and celebrate the contributors that built strong communities and influence today’s builders.

All communities are welcome.

Bring a Picnic Lunch – Free Lunch for 65+ without a Meal – Music & Entertainment – Activities – Community Booths

Free Admission to NAAM *donations accepted – BHS Story Collecting – Community Awards

Seattle Departments of Neighborhoods and Parks & Recreation supports this event.    

 

Sep
7
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

EVERY FIRST SATURDAY at NAAM

*NO MEETING IN JULY  *DECEMBER HOLIDAY MEETING at LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE

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.

Sep
8
Sun
Culture de la Biere & BHS Fundraiser Panel @ Metier Brewing Company
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We’ll sit down with Jackie, Seattle brewing industry veteran Larry Rock, and Stephanie Johnson-Toliver, culture curator/preservationist and president of the Black Heritage Society, and Liz Garibay, internationally recognized historian/Executive Director of The Brewseum for an open discussion on the African-American contribution to the brewing industry throughout history, as well as the importance of inclusivity in modern beer culture.
Most importantly, Métier will make a donation to BHS for each pint sold, so make sure to come by, have a beer, and support a great cause!
Sep
15
Sun
SUNDAY HAT PARADE @ Museum of History & Industry
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SUNDAY HAT PARADE with MOHAI and BHS

Sunday, September 15, 2019   1:00pm-4:00pm   Museum of History & Industry  Seattle, WA

Celebrate the tradition of hats in Seattle’s black community with BHS and MOHAI.

Stroll through the museum in your finest hat, take your picture at a photo booth, and enjoy a special one-day-only display of historic hats from the BHS collection. Hear from two local black milliners featured in the Seattle Style: Fashion/Function exhibit, Henrietta Price and Sonia Wooten-Gill.

For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the event.

Cost: Included with museum admission / Free for MOHAI and BHS members

Sep
18
Wed
History Cafe: Black Women’s Legacy in Washington’s Workforce @ Museum of History & Industry
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

YWCA with MOHAI History Cafe:  Black Women’s Legacy in Washington’s Workforce

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Throughout our nation’s history, Black women have faced significant disparities in wages and employment outcomes despite consistently having the highest levels of participation among all women in the workforce.

Join YWCA for a panel discussion about the experiences of underrepresented women of color in today’s workplace—and how Washington can take the lead in creating a new, truly inclusive vision.

We’ll feature the stories of inspiring Black women who contributed to a stronger regional economy at a time when African American populations were denied the opportunity to participate freely and fully in the workforce.

Arrive early or stay after the panel to take part in a collaborative art installation!

For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the event.

Cost: Free

Sep
20
Fri
Friday Night At The Y @ Meredith Mathews/East Madison YMCA
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm