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May
19
Thu
CANDACY TAYLOR_GREEN BOOK SCHOLAR_at WSHM with African American Writers Alliance @ Washington State History Museum
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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
~FREE

About the African American Writers Alliance

 

Jun
4
Sat
Don’t Forget Your Lunch with Wa Na Wari_Negro Motorist Green Book Event @ Wa Na Wari
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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)

Jun
18
Sat
Unspoken Truths with Delbert Richardson_MOHAI @ Museum of History & Industry
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jul
23
Sat
PNW African American Quilters at Dunn Gardens_One-Day Exhibit & Event @ The Dunn Gardens
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PNW African American Quilters at The Dunn Gardens
One-day Exhibition and Garden Event

BHS is a sponsor for PNWAAQ

Tour the exhibit and gardens.  PNWAAQ will be on-site.
Bring a blanket and pack a lunch to enjoy on the Grand Lawn…music…cold beer and wine.
Metier Brewing, Washington’s first Black owned craft brewery on site.  The Dunn Gardens is a beautiful 5+acres historic Olmsted public garden.

*ONLINE TICKETS CLOSED – WALK-IN TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE 
BECAUSE OF LIMITED PARKING AT THE GARDEN and RESIDENTIAL STREETS, a FREE SHUTTLE IS AVAILABLE FROM THE ST. DUNNSTAN’S CHURCH PARKING LOT
LOCATED JUST MINUTES AWAY AT:
722 N 145TH ST  SEATTLE, WA  *Leaving every 15 minutes
 

 

Aug
5
Fri
UmojaFest_Community Festival @ Judkins Park
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm

UmojaFest Community Festival – The Soul of Seafair

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!

Aug
20
Sat
Poetry Pop-Up: The Silenced Stories_BHS with MOHAI @ Museum of History & Industry
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

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

DETAILS HERE.

Sep
4
Sun
ROOTS 50th Annual Celebration_Family Picnic @ Jimi Hendrix Park
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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!

Sep
10
Sat
Black Genealogy Research Group @ Online Zoom Link
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)


*NO MEETING in JULY

MEETING NOTICE:
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.

 

Sep
24
Sat
BHS Annual Members & Friends Meeting @ Douglass-Truth Library-Gayton Family Room
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

BHS Annual Members & Friends Meeting

Saturday, September 24, 2022   11am-1pm

Location:
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.

Oct
15
Sat
The Black & Tan Musical @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Black & Tan Musical

2 Nights
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.