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
DON’T FORGET YOUR LUNCH _ART ACTIVITY & HISTORY SHARE
LOCATION: Wa Na Wari 911 24th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022
Drop In 12:00pm – 3:00pm
FREE FAMILY & ALL AGES EVENT
ARTIST: PERRI RHODEN
GREEN BOOK HISTORY SHARE: BHS HISTORIAN
SEE EVENT INFO AT LINK BELOW:
“Don’t Forget Your Lunch” – Washington State Historical Society (washingtonhistory.org)
Unspoken Truths Traveling Exhibition with Delbert Richardson
Public Program: Saturday, June 18 1pm-3pm
Come celebrate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth with Mr. Delbert Richardson as he conducts a special storytelling session in honor of the official emancipation of those enslaved. This program will start with a presentation about the National Award-Winning Unspoken Truths exhibition followed by a special storytelling experience geared towards middle, high school aged students, and adults but open to all. Limited space available, register early.
Admission must be purchased to visit the museum and the program. Please register to the program here to secure your place and then use this link to purchase admission in advance.
*Museum Admission Free to BHS Members
The exhibition will remain at MOHAI through June 21, 2022
Location: Judkins Park 2150 S Norman Street Seattle, WA 98144
Celebrating the best of the African American community and African Diaspora culture in the northwest.
Featuring Music, Food, Culture, Vendors, and Family Fun!
BHS with MOHAI co-present
POP-UP POETRY: THE SILENCED STORIES
Public program aligned to the exhibition, Perspectives on Place. Join Seattle Civic Poet and Community Curator for the exhibit, Jordan Imani Keith for this interactive poetry workshop.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 1:00pm – 2:15pm *FREE
ROOTS (Relatives of Oldtimers) 50th Annual Celebration_Family Picnic
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2022 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Jimi Hendrix Park 2400 S Massachusetts St Seattle, WA 98144
Bring a picnic lunch and join in the festivities and fun to honor the legacy of Washington State Black families.
All are welcome!
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)
*NO MEETING in JULY
BGRG monthly meetings are being held via Zoom.
Interested? Request the link: seattleBGRG@gmail.com
Join in lively discussions and programs to learn and share genealogy. This is an open forum for people of all backgrounds and experience who have interest in genealogy.
BHS Annual Members & Friends Meeting
Saturday, September 24, 2022 11am-1pm
Douglass Truth Library/Gayton Family Room
2300 E Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
BHS board members are looking forward to seeing you there for the first in-person annual meeting in two years! Come hear what’s new at BHS and we want to here what’s new with you.
Special Guest: Taylor Brooks, MLIS
Taylor Brooks is the new librarian charged with care of the African American Literature Collection and also conducts community engagement on behalf of the library. She is excited to share all that is happening at Seattle Public Library/Douglass-Truth Branch.
The Black & Tan Musical
Saturday, October 15 7:30pm & Sunday, October 16 4:00pm
The story of the 1930s – 1940s Jackson Street jazz scene centered on entrepreneur and nightclub owner Russell “Noodles” Smith that transitions to the second act picking up on the 1960s Jackson Street music scene that is loosely based on guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
Both performances are FREE admission.