NAAM Presents Descendants Series

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February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


NAAM’s Descendants Series brings living descendants of notable African American civil rights figures and activists to Seattle for conversation. We recently launched this series by featuring Michelle Duster, the great-granddaughter of legendary civil rights and women’s suffragist icon Ida B. Wells.

Our February 2020 program will highlight descendants of enslaved freedom-seekers who were contemporaries of Frederick Douglass. The event features 6 panelists, including the great-great-great granddaughter of Solomon Northup, upon which the feature film 12 Years a Slave was based. The panel will be followed by a screening of Regina Masons’s film Gina’s Journey.

About Gina’s Journey

Narrated by veteran actor and voice artist Keith David, Gina’s Journey follows the quest of one woman in tracing the steps of her ancestor who escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad and authored the first fugitive slave narrative in U.S. history (82 min., 2017). Join us for this unique opportunity to connect with Black history.


Part 1 • Panel Discussion

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Moderated Panel with the Descendants

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Q&A with the panelists

3:30pm – 4:15pm: Break for an opportunity to meet the panelists, enjoy our pop-up cafe and shop for gifts and books.

Part 2 • Film Screening

4:20pm: Introduction to film screening of Gina’s Journey by Regina Mason

4:25pm – 5:45pm: Gina’s Journey film screening

5:45pm – 6:00pm: Q&A with Regina Mason


Tickets: NAAM Members: $15 | Non-members: $25


February 29
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Northwest African American Museum