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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
Sep
29
Sun
Local Sightings NW Film Forum Festival at Langston @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LOCAL SIGHTINGS LIVING HISTORY
NW FILM FESTIVAL at LANGSTON
Closing Night screening 3 shorts including “Keeper of the Dream”.  A conversation with Mrs. Francis Dixon, mother of founders of the Seattle Chapter Black Panther Party.  See more at this link:  https://nwfilmforum.org/films/local-sightings-2019-closing-night-living-history-shorts-langston-seattle/

 

Oct
5
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP @ Northwest African American Museum
Oct 5 @ 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.

SUBE~Seattle Urban Book Expo @ Northwest African American Museum
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For the 4th year, local author Jeff Cheatham is bringing a group of diverse and amazing authors together for a 1-day book expo at the Northwest African American Museum. Come check it out, there’s a book for you!

Oct
23
Wed
We Lived Here: Stories of the Central Area_Book Release @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Madeline Crowley will present her new book that highlights interviews of Seattle Central Area residents on the topic of what the neighborhood means to them. BHS president, Stephanie Johnson-Toliver will join Ms. Crowley for a portion of the conversation.  Chin Music Press selected nineteen from all interviews to print in the book.  Interviewee’s include, Mona Lake-Jones, Bob Santos, The Dixon Family members, Judge Richard A. Jones, Cecile Hansen and Jacqueline Lawson.

The event is free and all are welcome.

Oct
30
Wed
Archives Fair_BHS at the City of Seattle @ Seattle City Hall - Bertha Knight Landis Room
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

October is National Archives Month.  The City of Seattle Archives is hosting the Archives Fair that invites nineteen organizations who archive history, stories, properties and other documents that are preserved for public access.  The Archive Fair will introduce the public to these organizations in an informal tabling event that will include a short keynote presentation.  BHS will participate at the fair.  *The event is free and all are welcome.