NAAM in the News


Crosscut | The Sanctuary of Black Spaces in Seattle


The Seattle Times| New leader brings passion, growth to Seattle’s Northwest African American Museum


City Arts| Portraiture and Community in ‘Everyday Black’ at NAAM




The Evergrey| This exhibit will immediately make you smile


King 5| Museum Offers Opportunity to Reflect


Ethnic Seattle| NAAM 2018: EVERYDAY BLACK


New Day Northwest| Art exhibit spotlights race relations and encourages civic engagement-New Day Northwest





Seattle Channel| Community Stories: An Elegant Utility – Building Across Generations


LaNesha DeBardelaben Appointed Executive Director | NAAM


New Day Northwest | The Every 28 Hours Plays emphasizes civil injustice in today’s communities


Crosscut | The impact of white spaces on Black identity


King 5 | An artistic answer to a rude question


City Arts | Lisa Myers Bulmash and “Saint Felicia” at NAAM


Seattle Channel | Community Stories: Lawrence Pitre


City Arts | Central Intelligence: As gentrification threatens culture, can art help save the soul of the C.D.?


Q13 Fox | Hall of Famer Kenny Easley says he’d take a knee if he was playing today


Q13 Fox | ‘It’s not a disrespect:’ Seahawks’ Baldwin, Bennett and civil rights leader defend NFL protests


Seattle Weekly | An Elegant Utility’s Radical Interdependence


Real Change  | Carved Art: NAAM Showcases the Illustrations of Daniel Minter


The Seattle Times  | ‘The ways love shows up in the world’: a Central District’s family’s history, transformed


The Seattle Times  | Review: At Northwest African American Museum, works you’ll want to touch- but don’t


Leschi Community Council  | Culture Corner- Far Away & Right Here: Deep South Tales and Central District Families


Real Change  | Family ties: Artist Inye Wokoma follows his family’s history through the Central District at NAAM


Seattle Weekly  | Getting Down at KEXP’s Expansions MLK Unity Party


Seattle Medium  | Local Woman Uses Genealogy to Unite Relatives, Preserve Gravesite of Ancestors




The Seattle Times  | Photos: First-time Santa in Seattle tries to ‘bring us together’



Real Change | Dance Theatre of Harlem hailed at NAAM exhibit



Mildred W. Ollee appointed Interim Executive Director | NAAM


A Letter to our Community | NAAM


Seattle Magazine | Returning Home with Tariqa Waters in 100% Kanekalon


KING-5 News | Giving Day: Northwest African American Museum


The Seattle Times | A Seattle Dad’s Dying Gift That Little Daughter Know Her African American Heritage


A Statement From Our Executive Director on Recent Tragedies | NAAM


Seattle Weekly | 25 Arts Events We’re Excited About This Summer


Parent Map | 2 Local Exhibits Celebrate African American Fashion and Beauty


The Stranger | Tariqa Waters Returns to the South in 100% Kanekalon Hair’


Art Zone | Tariqa Waters & ‘100% Kanekalon’ | Northwest African American Museum scores with “Posing Beauty”


Crosscut | Hanford’s diverse human history deserves to be told


The Seattle Globalist | Beyoncé, Barbie and “Posing Beauty” at NAAM


The Seattle Times | The beauty of blackness at the Northwest African American Museum photo exhibit


Seattle Gay News | The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper at the Northwest African American Museum


Tri-City Herald | Exhibit chronicles hard life for blacks at WWII Hanford | Spectacular Art at Northwest African American Museum


Huffpost Black Voices | 10 Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History


Seattle Times | Art, dance and more for Black History Month in Seattle


KING5 News | Longtime friends share their unusual history in Seattle



GO: South Seattle | 10 Small Organizations Doing Big Things in South Seattle (Part 1)


KUOW | Who Says Santa Claus Has To Be White?


The Stranger | Black Americans Came to Washington State from Around the Country to Help Build the Atomic Bomb


Seattle PI | The Girls are Coming


Art Zone with Nancy Guppy |  Debora Moore: Glass Orchidarium


Seattle Times | Fragile Beauty: the glass art of Debora Moore


 KUOW | What it Means to Dream about Justice


Art Zone with Nancy Guppy | Eyes to Dream: A Project Room by C. Davida Ingram 


Parent Map | Superheros for Washington Families featuring Rosanna Sharpe


Art Zone with Nancy Guppy | Funky Turns 40: The Black Character Revolution





Seattle Times |  Onyx artists celebrated at NAAM 


Seattle Metropolitan Magazine | Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair


 Seattle Voices | Rosanna Sharpe w/ Eric Liu


The Stranger | Relevance of NAAM


The Stranger | #Ferguson Event “Radical Church”



KPLU Artscape | Afros a Celebration of Natural Hair


Tacoma News Tribune | NAAM and Rosanna Sharpe


The Seattle Times | Afros a Celebration of Natural Hair



Video Seattle Channel | #Ferguson Pecha Kucha


Video Seattle Channel | Afrofuturism Pecha Kucha


Video Afropunk Bash  and Afrotastic Catwalk | Georgio Brown



 King 5 Evening Magazine | Pitch Black Exhibition 


Seattle Times | Pitch Black Exhibition | Northwest African American Museum History




KCTS 9 | Marita Dingus: Fashion Free-For-All

Seattle Times | New Executive Director


Rainier Valley Post | Baldwin Conversation Series


Yes Magazine | Bearing Witness from Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey


Seattle Times | Michael Upchurch reviews book of the bound and Bearing Witness from Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey





Crosscut | Interview with  Sedat Pakay regarding James Baldwin and the Bearing Witness from Another Place Exhibition


BARBARA MCMICHAEL | Museum exhibit inspires memorable book of photographs


Seattle Gay News | Portraits of a Native Son


AAHC Forum | Pacific Northwest Provides Professional Development for African American Museum Professionals


The Stranger A & P | Bearing Witness from Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey




CBS Local | Listen to Barbara Earl Thomas, NAAM Executive Director give a tour of the Museum and discuss the what she loves most about NAAM with Lee Callahan.


King 5 News | NAAM’s latest exhibition IndiVisible: African Native Lives in the Americas is discussed by Marilyn Wandrey, Suquamish tribe member and Chieko Phillips, Curatorial Assistant.



Seattle Times | Checking Our Pulse Exhibition



Washington Womens Foundation | Award NAAM $87,500 over the next three years.





Videos about the five health issues highlighted in the Checking Our Pulse Exhibition




Seattle PI | Colman School activists to get their museum


Seattle Times | School Transformed Into Museum, Housing


Seattle Channel | CityStream Segment: Northwest African American Museum


View a gallery of opening day photos. Courtesy of Storms Photographic


Press Releases




Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington State



New Executive Director for Northwest African American Museum.


Marita Dingus Fashion Free-For-All



Bearing Witness From Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey


Community Conversation Press Release