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Black History Month Events In Seattle

February 12, 2014 2:18 PM

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The Black Soundtrack with Charles Mudede
Northwest African American Museum
2300 S Massachusetts St
Saturday February 15, 2014
7-9 p.m.

Filmmaker and film critic Charles Mudede explores the black image as it has been portrayed in motion pictures throughout the years. The event costs $10, click here for more information and to reserve a spot.

‘Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington’
Northwest African American Museum
2300 S Massachusetts St
February 1, 2014 – November 9, 2014

Washington didn’t have a professional Negro League team until 1946, so much of the state’s black baseball history was not thoroughly documented. ‘Pitch Black’ offers a look at that history through artifacts, photographs and oral histories. Admission to the museum is $7. The ‘Pitch Black’ exhibit is open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday plus Presidents Day, February 17.

Fantastic Voyage: Black Presence in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Technology
EMP Museum, JBL Theater
325 5th Avenue N
Sunday February 16, 2014
1-3 p.m.

This mini-film festival features six short films including ‘Black Girls Code’ and ‘Is That Me?’ Event is included with museum admission. For more information on EMP’s other Black History Month events, click here.

One Human Race
Garfield Community Center
2323 E. Cherry St.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
2-4 p.m.

This interfaith event sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will examine the teachings of Buddha, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad and what they said about equality and combating racism . It’s free and open to the public. Register for the event here.

Reggae Consciousness – Bob Marley Birthday Celebration
The Showbox
1426 1st Ave.
Sunday February 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.

This show features Jamaica’s Alborosie & Warrior King and more playing tribute to Bob Marley’s music and influence. Tickets are $35 the day of the show. Click here for more information.

Rebirth of a Nation
Moore Theater
1932 2nd Ave.
Sunday February 23, 2014
7:00 p.m.

This film project is a re-imagining of D.W. Griffith’s silent film on the Civil War, Birth of a Nation and examines the social impact of the film then and now. The event includes a post-film discussion. Tickets are $15. Click here for more information.

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