2024 Black History Month Events in the Greater Seattle Area

Last updated: January 25, 2024, at 9:38 a.m. PT

Originally published: January 19, 2024, at 2:28 p.m. PT

"2024 Events Black History Month"

Join us in honoring the rich history, achievements, and contributions of our Black and African American community. In the Greater Seattle area, Black History Month is marked by a series of events that embrace the diversity and cultural vibrancy of the community.  


A Conversation with Tamara Payne 

Date and Time:  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2024 AT 7:30 PM 

Location: TOWN HALL SEATTLE | 1119 8TH AVE, SEATTLE WA 98101; Also will be live streamed 

Tickets: $5 - $25 (sliding scale), available through Town Hall 


Presented by the Seattle Opera and Town Hall Seattle, she joins us in person to share from the final biography, The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X. In 1990, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Les Payne embarked on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who actually knew Malcolm X. Tamara Payne is Les Payne’s daughter and served as his principal researcher. 

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The National Black Anthem

Date and Time: February 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Location: West Seattle YMCA


Learn more about this important piece of Black history and its significance today. Gain valuable insights and engage in a thoughtful discussion about the Anthem's origins and evolution. 

We hope to see you there! No registration is required.


Advancing Racial Equity: Revisiting Dr. King's Lost Speech 

Date and Time: February 13, 2024 

Location: Rainier Arts Center 

Description: Join us to celebrate Black History Month and for an evening of advancing racial equity in King County. Come, listen, learn, and take action! Explore excerpts from one of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches, a treasure discovered in 2008. Our panelists include Colleen Echohawk, Jorge L. Barón, Marcus Boston, and Gordon McHenry, Jr. 

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Black History Month Keynote with Dr. Doretha Williams 

Date and Time: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Location: Northwest African American Museum, 2300 South Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA, 98144 

Description: Join us for our Black History Keynote with Dr. Doretha Williams and her family history team from the Smithsonian Museum. Dr. Doretha Williams will be NAAM's keynote speaker in honor of Black History Month, where she will discuss Black family history and genealogy. Dr. Williams' presentation honors NAAM's tradition of hosting a Smithsonian scholar for Black History Month. 

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Black History Month + Vendor Market 

Date and Time: 

Saturday, February 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Sunday, February 18, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Location: The Outlet Collection | Seattle, 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001 

Description: This year’s Black History Month will celebrate artists of all kinds throughout February. For the entire month, explore displays featuring local artists’ works, along with educational exhibits that honor the 2024 theme highlighting prominent black artists. Additionally, enjoy a two-weekend vendor market featuring small and local black-owned businesses. 

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2024 Call to Conscience Black History Month Museum 

Date: February 1-28, 2024 

Location: Columbia City Theater 

Description: Rainier Avenue Radio has converted the Columbia City Theater into a museum for the entire month of February, featuring exhibits and installations by various organizations and artists. Don't miss this unique Black History Month experience! 

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Stamped from the Beginning 

Date and Time: February 21, 2024

Two 2-hour viewings: 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM 

Location: Conference Room 120 - Downtown Seattle YMCA 

"Stamped from the Beginning" offers a thought-provoking journey that spans centuries, shedding light on the deeply rooted issues that have shaped the racial landscape in the United States. This documentary is a crucial watch for those seeking a deeper understanding of the historical forces influencing the ongoing struggle against racism. Join us for a screening (1.5 hours long) followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

No RSVP is required – we hope to see you there. 


X: The Life & Times of Malcolm X 


Dates: February 24-March 9

Location: Mccaw Hall 

Get to know the man through a series of biographical vignettes that follow Malcolm X from his interrupted childhood in Lansing, Michigan, to his tragic murder in Harlem.   

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As we come together to celebrate Black History Month, let's honor the past, acknowledge the present, and look forward to a future of unity and understanding. Join in, learn, and celebrate!