Celebrate Black history in our region with these great programs from throughout King County!
• A Night at the Opera: Celebrating Black Voices | February 13, 6:30-8:00pm,$40 Live, Drive-In Event. Northwest African American Museum and Seattle Opera present an evening of performances from contemporary Black singers. The featured voices range from soprano to baritone, and the performance pieces highlight and celebrate Black history.
• “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke” with Jeffery Stewart | February 18, 6:00-7:30pm, $5 Virtual Program. Town Hall Seattle presents Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Professor Jeffrey Stewart and NAAM’s LaNesha DeBardelaben in this thought-provoking conversation about Alan Locke, a man who became known as the Father of the Harlem Renaissance.
• The First 30 Days: Black Futures on Black History | February 20, 5:00pm,Free Virtual Program. NAAM hosts a virtual conversation with local youth to hear their perspectives on Black history, Black futures, and their community work as Black youth in this new era.
• When History Is Your Story | February 24, 6:30pm,Free Virtual Program. Presented by the Black Heritage Society of Washington State with MOHAI. Hear from community members inspired by moments from local Black history that impact their present lives.
• History Collective: Central District | February 25, 5:30-6:30pm,Free Virtual Program. Historic Seattle, in partnership with HistoryLink, will explore the lessons from the past that are informing the future of Seattle’s Black Community in the Central District and beyond.
• From Migration to Mark Making: George Bush, Jacob Lawrence, and the Impact of Black Pioneers in Washington State | February 25, 6:00-7:00pm,Free Virtual Program. NAAM, in partnership with WSHS, presents a lively conversation with Jacob Lawrence scholars and museum experts.
• Celebrating Buffalo Soldiers & Negro League Baseball | February 25, 6:30pm,Free Virtual Program. The Buffalo Soldiers Museum (Tacoma) presents this panel conversation honoring the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers and Negro League contributions to American baseball history.
• Black Imagination: Sites of Power | Online Exhibition. Seattle-based conceptual artist Natasha Marin and director Jay O’Leary Woods explore the power of Black voices during a global pandemic.