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Exhibition: Truth B Told @ King Street Station Gallery
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
2017 January General Members Meeting @ Central Area Senior Center
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 BHS Members and Friends!
Please join us for a delightful conversation with the
founding members of the
Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc., (BHS)
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Central Area Senior Center

The first committee meeting of what was to become BHS was held in 1977.  Forty years later, all is now part of the collective history the Society strives to preserve.  Donald Mumford, Esther Mumford, Jacqueline E.A. Lawson and Mary Henry, are founding members who will share their recollections for establishing BHS, and their passion for regional history that created the mission that inspires today’s vision.

 Donald Mumford
Esther Hall Mumford
Jacqueline E.A. Lawson
Mary T. Henry
The Executive Board will hold a brief business meeting from 2:00-2:50 p.m. and the “Conversation” with the founders will begin at promptly 3:00 p.m.!

We look forward to a great turnout of members and as well, ALL friends who are interested in being a part of the conversation with the founders of BHS.

Light refreshments will be served!

Exhibition: Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
BHS Exhibit: Breathing Free Air, Northwest Black Pioneers @ Douglass-Truth Library
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm

The installation at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. exhibit case will pay tribute to the Black explorers, settlers and pioneers who helped to shape and build Pacific Northwest communities.

BHS Board of Director’s Meeting @ Central Area Senior Center
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Black Heritage Society Pays Tribute to the Northwest Black Pioneers
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Celebrating BHS 40th Anniversary!

You’re Invited  to a special tribute honoring

“Northwest Black Pioneers”

Sunday, February 19, 2017
2:00pm – 4:00pm

hosted at the
Northwest African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts Street   Seattle, WA  98144

Please join the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.
to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a program that pays tribute to Northwest Black Pioneers.

We will honor the community collaboration for the 1987 award-winning exhibit,
“Northwest Black Pioneers”,  A Tribute that traveled to more than 100 cities and towns throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.


Upwardly Mobile:  The African American Experience
Pamela Phillips, Olympic College/History Faculty

Performance by

 Carlynn Newhouse and Ana Walker, Youth Speaks!
Umeme Dinish, Actor

Free Admission   ●   Light Refreshments


Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.  P.O. Box 22961   Seattle, WA  98122

23rd Edition of the African American Business Directory
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please Join us as we celebrate the release of the

23rd Edition of the African American Business Directory


Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church – Reception Hall

124  21st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122


We are very excited to invite you to celebrate this special occasion!

The evening will include a brief program and dinner, and each vendor will be given two minutes to showcase their products & services.

Vendor space can be reserved by completing the application attached to this email, and sending it along with payment to: African American Business Directory (AABD) at 116  21st Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122, or by calling Lottie Cross. Vendor tables are $25.00, which includes a standard table and ONE person.

Admission is $12.00 per person. Payable at the door or thru PayPal:

Businesses that order an ad for the 24th edition at this event (business card size or larger) will be given a 15% discount.


This reception is open to the public.

So join us and learn more about small businesses, take directories to share with your customers and community, and show your support!!!

 Contact Person: Lottie Cross (206) 324-3114 Cell (206) 271-0311

BHS Board of Director’s Meeting @ Central Area Senior Center
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
BHS Board of Director’s Meeting @ Central Area Senior Center
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Annual General Membership Meeting @ Central Area Senior Center
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm