Black History Month in Seattle

Celebrating African American achievements this month

For those of you in Seattle, here’s a handy guide on how, where, and when to celebrate Black History Month.

On February 19th, The Riveter Capitol Hill will be hosting Black Her Stories, a dynamic panel discussion on how women of color are paving the way in technology. La’Kita Williams, CEO/Founder of Co-Create Work, Denita Price, HR Leader of Amazon, and Grace MacJones, Azure Cloud Engineer of Microsoft, will be in attendance.

Renton residents John Houston and Benita Horn are leading a virtual, free-of-charge tour on the historic accomplishments of the city’s black community members on February 21st at Renton Highlands Library.

Music buffs will flip for the exciting Afro-Classical show titled, “A Hymn to the Peoples: An Afro-Classical Experience!” It’s being held on February 24th at the Northwest African American Museum.

High school students will have an unprecedented opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the country’s most beloved chefs, Edouardo Jordan, on February 27th at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. The Seattle-based, two times James Beard Award winner will be sharing his personal challenges, knowledge, and inspiration with the next generation.


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