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Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
African American
Location
“I am a Painter, an Author, and Filmmaker and a Community Social Justice Art Educator, focused on chronicling the African American diaspora.”
Community Focus
African American
Location
Pasco, WA
Building Bridges and Bringing People Together.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
BlackPast.org, an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. Blackpast is made possible by the content contributions of over 800 volunteers from six continents who give of their time and energy to bring this information to a global audience. Click on the images to read their stories or find them in the yellow tabs below in the three main categories: Academic, Independent, and Student. We need more volunteer content contributors.
Community Focus
African American, Latinx, Jewish, Black, Japanese, Native American, Settler
Location
Seattle, WA
Living Voices is a nationally touring educational theatre bringing life to history through the power of live theatre, video, and personal discussion
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The African-American Writers' Alliance, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

We help one another polish our skills, provide peer review, and create opportunities for public readings and other media venues. Ultimately the group encourages members to publish individually and collectively.

Our stories—triumphs, tragedies, and whatever is within and between the two—are the history of African Americans. We must tell our stories in our words and encourage others to do the same.
Community Focus
African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle resident and nationally known early childhood educator, Ms. Bunny Wilburn (1922-2014) founded BCDI-Seattle in the early 70’s. The first major initiative was National Black Child Development Institute’s (NBCDI) community Child Development Associate project to promote and advocate for the professional development of childcare providers.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle, WA
The Seattle Medium is the largest African American owned and operated newspaper in the Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
African American, American, Black
Location
Tacoma, WA
As a former soldier who spoke very little about his time as a prisoner of war in the Korean War, William Jones' request to preserve the memory of his time as a Buffalo Soldier is something his family took to heart. Following his death in 2009, his daughter, Jackie Jones-Hook, began formalizing a museum in honor of the all-black regiment of the United States military. In 2012, the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Tacoma opened its doors as a haven for students and members of the community to learn about a piece of history that took place between 1866 and 1944 – and is all-too-often forgotten in the textbooks.

The museum is one of only two of its kind in the country dedicated to honoring the Buffalo Soldiers, the other being the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston. Formally called the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum, this nonprofit group educates the public through its vast collection of military artifacts, books, articles and DVDs from Jones' time in the military.
Community Focus
African, African American, Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is housed in the historic Colman School building (built in 1909) which overlooks a beautiful, sprawling green park, named after rock legend, Jimi Hendrix, in the heart of Seattle’s Central District. See ongoing virtual series: Historians on Hope. Each week, NAAM features words of hope from notable African American historians in our #HistoriansOnHope virtual series. We invite you to share these graphics on your favorite social media platforms. Be sure to tag us at @naamnw!
Community Focus
BIPOC, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, Women, Black, Native American, Pasifika
Location
Tacoma, WA
Washington State MESA works to support underrepresented students achieving and contributing their full potential in mathematics, engineering and science.
Community Focus
African, African American
Location
Seattle, WA
Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization was first established as the Mary Mahoney Registered Nurse Club in 1949. Anne Foy Baker invited 12 other registered nurses to a meeting in her home to meet one another and discuss the idea of establishing a professional organization. Under her leadership, the organization was created with a two-fold mission: to provide information and support to one another, and to provide scholarship support to students pursuing
education and careers in nursing.
Community Focus
African American, Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
With an amazing view of the I-90 floating bridge and Lake Washington, our senior center is a welcoming place where you’ll feel like a part of one big family.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Renton, WA
Cierra Sisters was founded by Bridgette Hempstead shortly after her own diagnosis. It is a breast cancer survivor and support organization. The name is rooted in African origins; “Cierra” meaning “knowing”, reminding us that knowledge is in fact power.

Community Focus
African American, Hispanic, Men, Latinx
Location
Kent, WA
GEM is a unique mentoring program that addresses dropout prevention/intervention symptoms which prevent youth and young adults from doing what is right for themselves and others.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle , WA
We’re building a more equitable future for all Washingtonians through services and advocacy that enable people to live healthier, more prosperous lives. The vision that guides us is of a strong and vibrant community, where all people have access to the basic human needs and opportunities that support their health, well-being and prosperity and that enable them to attain their full potential. In short, equity for all.

Community Focus
African, African American
Location
Seattle, WA
The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center celebrates, nurtures presents and preserves African American arts and cultural legacies.
With year round programming that invites the whole community to share in the performing arts, film, music, dance and explore the rich culture of the African Diaspora.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle, WA
The Loren Miller Bar Association (LMBA) is a Washington statewide organization and the local affiliate of the National Bar Association (NBA), which is the oldest minority bar and the largest organization of African-American attorneys in the United States.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle, WA
Formed in 1984, Earshot Jazz supports the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
African American
Location
Seattle
For over a century, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County Branch of the NAACP has been promoting the dream of equality and opportunity for all.
Community Focus
African, African American
Location
Kent, WA
First Five Years Years & Beyond provides parents with the tools, skills and resources to support their children’s Education.