Black History Month
A month of programming celebrating the many achievements made by African Americans.
Commemorate the many successes and advancements of African Americans throughout the month of February, including a speech by CNN correspondent Angela Rye; performances by Josephine Howell and Northwest Tap Connection; and more.
Through the Eyes of Art
Friday, February 3
Presented by MoPOP and Brandkings, the city’s premier Black History Month celebration will look at the topic of building a strong black economy. Featuring a speech by CNN correspondent and Seattle native Angela Rye, live performances from Owuor Arunga and Josephine Howell, and a special reunion show by Seattle hip-hop group Ghetto Chilldren. The Servant of the People Award will be presented to Ezell’s Famous Chicken co-founders Lewis Rudd, Darnell Rudd, and Faye Stephens. The evening will be hosted by Isiah Anderson.
8:00pm–11:00pm; Sky Church at MoPOP
$15 ($12 MoPOP members); all ages
Northwest Tap Connection
Sunday, February 18
Experience an evening of captivating dance routines featuring the creative vision of choreographer Shakiah Danielson, a mini film screening, and a discussion on the healing power of dance in the face of trauma within urban communities.
7:30pm–9:00pm; Sky Church at MoPOP
$10 ($8 MoPOP members); all ages