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Seattle Colleges District
Black History Month Lecture
Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 2 pm – 3:30 pm
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We are excited and honored to have multi-generational Seattle Central District community member Beloved Brother Wyking Garrett, President and CEO of Africatown Community Land Trust to offer words, wisdom, and witness bearing to our community. Our Beloved Dr. Dan Johnson will offer a powerful message on Carter Godwin Woodson the "father of black history”. In this gathering, we wish to lift up three vital principles of Kwanzaa: collective responsibility, self-determination, and cooperative economics.
Celebrations of Black Joy
Celebrating Black History at Carnegie Hall
"highlights of the rich history of artists and notable figures who have appeared at the Hall throughout our history, incorporating photos, audio, video, and historic materials from Carnegie Hall’s Archives."
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents virtual programs and exhibitions, and live-streamed events on the black experience.
Making #BLACKDISABLEDHISTORY: Changemakers
Meet the people making history and making changes.
McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia
In 1980, the McIntosh County Shouters, a ten-member Gullah-Geechee group began performing professionally. They have educated and entertained audiences around the United States with the "ring shout," a compelling fusion of counterclockwise dance-like movement, call-and-response singing, and percussion consisting of handclaps and a stick beating the rhythm on a wooden floor. African in its origins, the ring shout affirms oneness with the Spirit and ancestors as well as community cohesiveness.
Northwest African American Museum (NAAM)
NAAM's "preserves the connections between the Pacific Northwest and people of African descent, and celebrates Black experiences in America.
Visit Seattle's 2022 guide to celebrating Black History Month in Seattle
In Seattle, the legacies and achievements of Black Seattleites have shaped the city’s excellence in art, music, culture, business, science, civil rights and hospitality – among other industries.
Wild Blue Angel: Jimi Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970 at MOPOP
Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970 offers a contemplative look at the period of Hendrix’s life spent on the road as he catapulted to fame.
The AfroFuturist Project: Interviews of artistis, futurists, technologists, scientists, media professionals, and anyone in between creating the world of tomorrow today.
Hip Hop & Science Fiction: Gabriel Teodros at TEDxRainier: "If we don't write ourselves into the future, we get written out of tomorrow as well." This talk was given at TEDxRainier in Seattle on November 10, 2012.
Afrofuturism in popular culture: Wanuri Kahiu at TEDxNairobi: Wanuri Kahiu is a Kenyan film director, producer, and author. She has received several awards and nominations for the films which she directed, including the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009 for her dramatic feature film From a Whisper.
African American History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans.
ART | library deco!
An online African American virtual art library, archiving the visual experience of art, literature, and history through the eyes of artists and institutions in the United States and abroad.
Black History Month research topic
From eLibrary Academic database. Contains a selection of articles covering: History and Overview; To Celebrate or Not; and Looking Back, Moving Forward
BlackPast.org is an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet.
Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress
Carla Hayden describes her journey from nomination, confirmation, and inauguration as 14th Librarian of Congress.
Celebrate Black History Month
Includes civil rights audio recordings, rare historical photographs, hip-hop party and event fliers, and much more.
HBCU Buzz - Black History Month
Presents a trove of themed knowledge nuggets and celebrations for all 28 days of Black History Month and beyond. The HBCU Buzz delivers HBCU news, insights and editorials from the Black College community
Intersectionality Matters Podcast
The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists, and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality. We utilize new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy.
KCTS9 (PBS) Black Culture Connection
Explore Black history and culture though films, stories, and voices across public media.
Journey to Jazz and Human Rights, episode 1 (soundcloud)
Episode 1 of The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights documentary podcast series.
Journey to Jazz and Human Rights, episode 3 (soundcloud)
We know the star women vocalists of Jazz: Billie, Ella. But beyond the fame are the women of jazz who toiled behind the scenes, faced discrimination, and set a course for women in the arts. In particular, artists owe a debt to the great composer and arranger, Mary Lou Williams. On part three of Journey to jazz and Human Rights, the women of jazz and the obstacles they faced, the rights they claimed.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
[watch online] ...celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America's most defining moments.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
The only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.
New York Times Presents The #1619 Project
An evening of conversation and performance featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, Wesley Morris, Jamelle Bouie, Tyehimba Jess and more regarding the 1619 project.
Deep Skin: Reconstructing Congo Square by
Publication Date: 2001-01-18
This chapter from the book, African American Performance and Theater History: A Critical Reader, is about history and memory and Congo Square.
I Am Not Your Negro by
[watch online] ...a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #blacklivesmatter
Jacob Lawrence, The Migration of the Negro series
from the ArtSTOR database "Jacob Lawrence is most widely known for the Migration of the Negro, an epic narrative series of sixty paintings that he completed in 1941 at the age of twenty-four.The series, which was painted in bright tempera paints on small hardboard panels — all of which are accompanied by captions — depicts the flight of millions of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North during and after the First World War."
African American Queer Studies (ch.20) by
Publication Date: 2006-02-10
[read online] ...contains sections titled: 'Introduction - A Genealogy of African‐American Queer Studies' and 'Future Directions of African‐American Queer Studies'
Black Intersectionalities by
Publication Date: 2014-01-15
[read online] "explores the complex interrelationships between race, gender, and sex as these are conceptualised within contemporary thought."
16 queer black pioneers who made history
“As long as there have been black people, there have been black LGBTQ and same-gender-loving people,” David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, told NBC News. “Racism combined with the forces of stigma, phobia, discrimination, and bias associated with gender and sexuality have too often erased the contributions of members of our community."
Black Nations/Queer Nations?
Experimental documentary from the Academic Video Online streaming media database. Database description: "draws connections between popular culture and contemporary black gay media production. The participants discuss various topics: Black and queer identity, the shortcomings of Black nationalism, and homophobia in Black communities."
The Missing Colors of the Rainbow: Black Queer Resistance
[journal article] "reconstructs a paradigm for radical queer politics in the force-field of traditional notions of black masculinity and femininity and queerness as a destabilizer of both, bringing queerness back into a marginal position from which it can be critical of the state."