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Dr. Blair LM Kelley on “The Roots of the Black Working Class”

October 25, 2023

Dr. Kelley illuminates the adversities and joys of the Black working class in America through a stunning narrative centered on her forebears.

A tide of commentary has obscured the labor, and even the very existence, of entire groups of working people, including everyday Black workers. In this brilliant corrective acclaimed historian Blair LM Kelley restores the Black working class to the center of the American story.

The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History is made possible by a generous gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in honor of her father, A. Scott Bullitt. This free event is presented in partnership with Northwest African American Museum and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times.

Northwest African American Museum (NAAM)

2300 South Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA, 98144
(206) 518-6000

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!