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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.

Oct
16
Sun
Comrade Sisters_Book Event with Ericka Huggins and Stephen Shames @ Washington Hall
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sunday, October 16  1:00pm  FREE
Washington Hall

Comrade Sisters:  Women of the Black Panther Party book event with Ericka Huggins and Stephen Shames.  Joining them in conversation is Seattle Chapter BPP comrade, Gayle “Asali” Dickson.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from the women who were instrumental in the BPP and the amazing photographer who makes the book come alive.

Oct
27
Thu
Syvilla Fort: Keep the Fire Burning @ Museum of History & Industry
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, October 27   6:30pm-8:30pm
Syvilla Fort:  Keep the Fire Burning

A tribute to the amazing career of Syvilla Fort who was a locally trained and accomplished dancer and instructor who performed with Katherine Dunham.  Her students included Alvin Ailey, Eartha Kitt, James Dean, and Shirley MacLaine.

This will be a fabulous evening of performance and history.

*Free…suggested ticket price $10.

Nov
5
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

Meetings are Monthly on the 2nd Saturday
*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.

 

Nov
25
Fri
Jimi Hendrix 80th Birthday Experience at MOHAI @ Museum of History & Industry
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Jimi Hendrix 80th Birthday Experience

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27, 2022

Events and experiences all day.  Program Details Here
Saturday, November 26 at 2PM   Q& A with Janie Hendrix *limited seating-rsvp suggested for this

Dec
3
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

Meetings are Monthly on the 2nd Saturday
*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.

 

Jan
7
Sat
BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am

BLACK GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG)

Meetings are Monthly on the 2nd Saturday
*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.