NAAM in the News

2018

The Seattle Times | Colman School survives and thrives as the Northwest African American Museum

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

South Seattle Emerald| EVERYDAY BLACK EXHIBIT ASKS “DO YOU SEE ME NOW?”

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

2017

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

2016

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’

Examiner.com | 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

Examiner.com | 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

 2015

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

2014

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

HistoryLink.org | Northwest African American Museum History

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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.

2010

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

2008

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

2014

Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington State

2013

New Executive Director for Northwest African American Museum.

Marita Dingus Fashion Free-For-All

2012

Bearing Witness From Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey

Community Conversation Press Release