October is National Family History Month and American Archives Month.
BHS with partners at the Museum of History & Industry to share resources for finding your roots and the history that shaped Washington State. All levels of interest are welcome.
Here is a link to the MOHAI site for more event information.
*Free with admission/Free to BHS and MOHAI members.
2022 MLK Jr. Day
As part of the Seattle MLK Coalition’s week of events, folks will gather in the Garfield High School parking lot for an 11 am rally, followed by a march downtown beginning at 12:30. There will also be a live broadcast on Rainieravenueradio.world.
(Garfield High School, Central District, free)
SYVILLA FORT: KEEP THE FIRE BURNING
Celebrating the life and legacy of Syvilla Fort.
In-Person Event – Free with suggested $10 donation
Syvilla Fort portrait_artist Al Doggett
_image property of BHS Collections
THE GREEN BOOK: MORE THAN A GUIDE
EVENT PROGRAMMING FEBRUARY 19-21, 2022
FEBRUARY 19 OPENS THE EVENTS AT 11AM
*FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION TO BHS AND MOHAI MEMBERS FOR THIS PROGRAM
The Negro Motorist Green Book_Exhibition
Opening Day: Saturday, March 19, 2022
*exhibit runs through June 22, 2022
SEE DETAILS HERE
Check back at the WSHS website for ticket info to a Special Event on Opening Day.
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom with filmmaker Yoruba Richen
*a special evening with documentarian Ms. Richen. See the film, Q&A, and visit the exhibit.
Community Public Programs will post to both WSHS and BHS for events that coincide with the exhibit throughout its run.
EVENT INFO and REGISTRATION BELOW
Traveling While Black – Washington State Historical Society (washingtonhistory.org)
INTERACTIVE STORY TIME with the NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2002 PRE-RECORDED AIRS at 1pm -FREE
READING: Ruth and The Green Book
*site visit footage from the exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book is incorporated.
Recommended reading from the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibitions.
Ruth and The Green Book is the story of a young Black girl traveling across country to visit relatives. Green Book in hand, the family experiences what it is like to “travel while Black” in Jim Crow America.
ABOUT STORY TIME:
CANDACY TAYLOR, GREEN BOOK SCHOLAR and AUTHOR, OVERGROUND RAILROAD
African American Writers Alliance will open the program with original reading of original responses to Overground Railroad.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402
About the African American Writers Alliance