Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) in Seattle embraces the important histories, arts, and cultures of people of African descent. NAAM exhibits the history, art, and culture of people of African descent and the Black experience in America, including roots in slavery as well as recent immigrants from Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, and other countries.
The museum especially highlights Pacific Northwest connections and the Black experiences in America through exhibitions, programs, and events. The learning opportunities nd multicultural exploration are an essential part of our shared heritage and future.
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events at NAAM
In 2023, NAAM is hosting a grand community reopening on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Enjoy music, movies, motivational social justice speakers, and activities for the entire family. The theme for the 2023 NAAM King Day Theme is “All, Here, and Now”. More info: NAAM | Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration (naamnw.org)
“No, what we are saying to this nation is that we want all of our rights. We want them here, and we want all of them not next year, not next week, but we want them now, at this hour.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
More info: NAAM | Upcoming Programs (naamnw.org)
More MLK Day events
The following events will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144