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Northwest African American Museum Presents: Events in October and November!


Thursday, October 20th
Educator Evening
with Special Guest Nancy Rawles!

Please join us for Educator Evening. The event includes Kickstarter 12complimentary admission for all educators to preview the Museum’s Story Trunks, curricula, hands-on workshop materials, and the opportunity to listen to bestselling author and educator Nancy Rawles,"My Jim". Also, enjoy a sneak peak of the Museum’s newest exhibit, Xenobia Bailey: Aesthetics of Funk.

Free and open to the public!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Katie Williams,
206.518.6000 x 104

Kickstarter 12: Trilogy Mandala Image Courtesy Xenobia Bailey

Current Exhibition Final Week!
(August 20 - October 16 )
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas TItle Block logo

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From the Smithsonian comes an important and enlightening exhibition about the intersection of American Indian and African American people and cultures. IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas explores historical and contemporary stories of peoples and communities whose shared histories are woven into the fabric of American identity, but whose presence has long been invisible to many in the United States. The exhibition sheds light on the dynamics of race and community.

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Photo by Kevin Cartwright, NMAI, courtesy Foxx family.
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NAAM Partner Event

Seattle's Civil Rights Movement: Walking Tour of the Central District

Saturdays, October 15th and 22nd

The Central District neighborhood was a hotbed of activity in the Walking Tour Picture 31960s, as men and women working or living in the area led the local Civil Rights Movement. Explore this rich history on a two-hour walking tour of the Central District, led by docents from the Museum of History & Industry and the Northwest African American Museum.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibit Freedom Riders, on view at MOHAI September 26 – October 24, and is presented in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum.

Meet at: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S. This walking tour will cover about 1.5 miles; please wear appropriate shoes. Tour will end approximately ½ mile from the starting point.
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Photo Detail:
Rev. Samuel McKinney, Mayor Gordon Clinton, and Rev. Mance Jackson at anti-segregation march, Seattle, 1963. MOHAI Collection.

Find out about the Exhibit.
Cost: MOHAI and NAAM Members: $5 (in advance); General Public: $10
Tickets/Registration: brownpapertickets.com
Contact: Julia Swan, Programs Coordinator, MOHAI | 206-324-1126 Ext. 66

Upcoming Exhibition
(October 29, 2011 - May 6, 2012)

Xenobia Bailey: The Aesthetics of Funk

Seattle - born artist Xenobia Bailey explores the Xenobia 2aesthetics of funk one stitch at a time through her visually stunning fiber works.

Opening Reception: October 29th 6:00 - 8:00pm
Guest Curator:
Sandra Jackson – Dumont

Exhibition Sponsors:

William and Ruth True
Media Sponsors:
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November Calendar 2011

Wednesday, November 2nd
Xenobia Bailey: The Aesthetics of Funk Artist Talk

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Join us at NAAM to hear fiber artist Xenobia Bailey talk about her solo exhibition, Xenobia Bailey: The Aesthetics of Funk, opening at NAAM on October 29.

Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
To RSVP, please email:
Chieko Phillips | cphillips@naamnw.org.

Kickstarter 12: Trilogy Mandala by Xenobia Bailey

Thursday, November 3rd
FREE 1st Thursdays at NAAM

1st Thursdays at NAAM are always Free! Join us and discover what’s new and happening at NAAM.

Free and open to the public!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
11:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday, November 3rd
NAAM Partner Event Elliott Bay Book Company and The Central District Forum present: The John Carlos Story Book Reading

Heroic,defiant and consequential, John Carlos and blackpowerTommie Smith's iconic Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Listen to John Carlos read from his new autobiography, The John Carlos Story.Buy Tickets!

Co-presented by Elliott Bay Book Company and CD Forum for Arts and Ideas at the Northwest African American Museum

Please purchase tickets though CD Forum. Buy Tickets! Tickets are $10 each regular and $8 if you use discount code:
Thursday, November 3,
7:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact:
Brian J. Carter | 206-518-6000 x 103 | bcarter@naamnw.org

Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th
Museums On Us

Promotion is valid during regular open hours Saturday and Sunday
NAAM has joined a family of museums nationwide in partnering with Bank of America, beginning in May 2009, to offer 1st free weekend admission once a month to Bank of America clients and staff. This program provides a free cultural resource to participants at a time when it is most needed.Simply show your ATM, credit or check card and photo ID at participating cultural institutions during the first full weekend of every month. Make your next weekend getaway to arts & culture a free one with your Bank of America card.
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Thursday, November 10th
FREE 2nd Thursdays at NAAM

2nd Thursdays at NAAM are free thanks to generous support from:

Free and open to the public!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
11:00am - 7:00pm

Friday, November 11th
black VeteransFree Admission for Veterans and Their Families on Veterans Day

NAAM thanks and welcomes all military veterans and active service members and their families to enjoy free admission this Veterans Day. At 1:00 p.m., Living Voices will perform their one woman show, The Right to Dream. The Right to Dream recreates a young woman’s coming of age as an African
American in Mississippi during the 1950's and 1960's. This program illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history.

Friday, November 11th
Museum hours: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Right to Dream: 1:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact:
Chieko Phillips | 206-518-6000 x 102 | cphillips@naamnw.org

Monday, November 21th
NAAM Partner Event: Elliott Bay Book Company presents:The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnessesby Sharon Ewell Foster
Book Reading

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The truth has been buried more than one hundred years . . .
Leading a small army of slaves, Nat Turner was a man born
with a mission: to set the captives free. When words failed, he ignited an uprising that left over fifty whites dead. In the predawn hours of August 22, 1831, Nat Turner stormed into history with a Bible in one hand, brandishing a sword in the other. His rebellion shined a national spotlight on slavery and the state of Virginia and divided a nation’s trust. Turner himself became a lightning rod for abolitionists like Harriet Beecher Stowe and a terror and secret shame for slave owners.

In The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnesses, Nat Turner’s story is revealed through the eyes and minds of slaves and masters, friends and foes. In their words is the truth of the mystery and conspiracy of Nat Turner’s life, death, and confession.
Monday, November 21
7:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact:
Twanda Hill | 206-518-6000 x 111 |thill@naamnw.org

All events take place at the Northwest African American Museum unless otherwise stated.


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