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Northwest African American Museum Seattle

Where is it at?

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Northwest African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts Street
Seattle
WA
98144
Tel: 206 518 6000

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NAAM is located on the corner of 23rd Avenue and S. Massachusetts Street, just south of downtown Seattle. Free parking is available on site.

Where are we going today?

What does it mean to be African American in the Pacific Northwest? It is a beautiful range of colors and hues, a diversity of experiences and locations. African Americans come from a variety of countries of origin, both known and unknown representing an assortment of religions, a staggering array of occupations, a multitude of co-workers, neighbors, friends and families, and an ever evolving community that continues to shape and reshape the human experience in the Pacific Northwest region. The Northwest African American Museum invites you to explore this continually changing story, for it is yours, it is mine, it is all of ours. The Northwest African American Museum presents exhibits and programs that feature historic and contemporary narratives that include the visual arts, crafts, music, literary and culinary culture of African Americans in the Northwest as it has developed from the 1840s to the present.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$6
  • Children$4
  • Free Under: 5 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Closed Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday 11am to 4:30pm, Thursday 11:am to 7pm, Friday 11am to 4:30pm, S

Teachers corner

Education resources are available online at our website Docent led school tours - please call 106/518-6000 ext. 104.

I'm Hungry!

NAAM is located adjacent to the Jimi Hendrix public park with lots of green space for picnics..

Any Top Tips?

NAAM is free on 1st and 2nd Thursdays of every month!.

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop with a range of educational and cultural items for sale..

What people are saying?

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    I have seldom been so impacted The reverberations will be stunning and historic, from where I sit. The rawness of each speaker came through. The personal, the national, the global implications of Ferguson were brilliantly spread before me in the language of heart and soul. Artists, writers, poets, musicians, mothers and fathers pierced my numbness as preachers, politicians, and lawmakers could not.
    The videos were spot on, thoughtfully conceived under the pressure of time.

    Thank You is not sufficient to the Staff of the Museum...or to the...Read More

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    Very educational and a good reference for learning about the area's African American past and current history!

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by Patricia Downs

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I have seldom been so impacted The reverberations will be stunning and historic, from where I sit. The rawness of each speaker came through. The personal, the national, the global implications of Ferguson were brilliantly spread before me in the language of heart and soul. Artists, writers, poets, musicians, mothers and fathers pierced my numbness as preachers, politicians, and lawmakers could not.
The videos were spot on, thoughtfully conceived under the pressure of time.

Thank You is not sufficient to the Staff of the Museum...or to the 3 women who went through long hours of labor birthing the Production.

As soon as possible, PLEASE POST when the film will be shown on Seattle TV or when we can purchase it for replay.

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