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Welcome to the Northwest African American Museum
Celebrate black history, art, and culture at NAAM. Enjoy our new exhibitions, special events, and learn more about YOURSELF in our genealogy center! Discover fun facts about the history of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Open Wednesday through Sunday, we sit on the Jimi Hendrix Park in the heart of the Central District.
Trisha R. Thomas is an award-winning author of literary fiction. Her book, Nappily Ever After, is a novel that marks the debut of a fresh new voice in fiction. Join us for an evening with Trisha Thomas and a panel discussion.
Commemorate Juneteenth at NAAM by attending a program that focuses on sickle cell, a disease that disproportionately affects African Americans. Hear the story of how one mother has used a wellness and wholeness lifestyle to help her son thrive above the illness.
Come to see NAAM's newest exhibition entitled "Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy". This exhibition explores the life and legacy of Seattle's civil rights leader through the art of the Edwin T. Pratt Scholarships recipients. The exhibition is produced in partnership with the Pratt Fine Arts Center with support from the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.