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Blog  ·  February 8 2024

Black History Month Events in Pierce and King County

As we honor Black History Month, we acknowledge the profound impacts and contributions of African Americans to our society. It’s a time for both reflection on the past and inspiration for future generations. A great way to immerse ourselves in the history that involves us all is by participating in events and celebrations. Here are some opportunities to engage, learn, and celebrate the achievements and resilience of the Black community, to pay tribute to the enduring legacy and the ongoing influence of Black culture in shaping our nation.

First Annual Black Business Brunch

Date: February 17, 2024

Time: 11am - 3pm

Location: 1001 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

The Tacoma Armory will host the First Annual Black Business Brunch, a gathering of minds and spirits, promoting economic empowerment within the Black community. It’s a chance to share stories, forge connections, and celebrate achievements over delicious brunch.

Third Annual Black History Month Market

Date: February 24th, 2024

Time: 12pm - 6pm

Location: 4634 S 74th St, Tacoma

The Black Night Market will host their third annual Black History Month Market this year at Mount Tahoma High School, which will offer a family-friendly atmosphere where art, culture, and business meet. It’s an opportunity for community members of all ages to support BIPOC businesses while enjoying performances that inspire and entertain.

A Proud Heritage Genealogy Workshop

Date: February 24th, 2024

Time: 9am - 2pm

Location: 1102 S Pearl St. , Tacoma, WA 98465

The Tacoma Family Search Center will be hosting a FREE genealogy workshop that will offer a profound journey into the past and help individuals trace their African American roots. This genealogy workshop is a great opportunity to find strength in family history stories and the bonds this can forge. Free lunch will be provided.

Black Artists Exhibition

Date: February 1-29, 2024. Monday - Friday

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98466. Building 4

Tacoma Community College will be showcasing a great testament to the power of expression, through the Black Artists Exhibition, that will be running for the entire month. Each piece tells a story, each artist shares a part of themselves, and together, they paint a picture of a vibrant, enduring legacy.

The Grand Cinema

Date: February 16, 20 & 23

Time: 7:30pm

Location: 606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

The Grand Cinema will be spotlighting a special Black film series and Black history month film feature celebrating black filmmakers and storytellers on Fridays throughout the month and Tuesday, February 20th.

X: The Life & Times of Malcolm X

Date: February 24 & 25, March 1, 3, 6 & 9, 2024

Time: Varied. Please visit their website.

Location: 363 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

The Seattle Opera will be presenting “X: The Life & Times of Malcolm X” An opera that combines historical events with emotional depth, offering a powerful and enlightening portrayal of one of the most influential African American leaders of the civil rights movement. Visit seattleopera.org for showtimes, photos, videos and more!

Seattle Black History Pop Up Museum

Date: February 1 - 29, Tuesdays - Sundays

Time: 11am - 7pm

Location: 4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Columbia City Theater will host, “Call to Conscience” a pop-up museum centered around Seattle’s Black history for the month of February. Curator, Tony Benton, shines a light on the pivotal contributions and rich heritage of Seattle’s Black community, from the Black Panther party to the city’s own team in the West Coast Negro Baseball League. It’s a heartfelt invitation to explore and celebrate the enduring legacy and pride of Black history in Seattle. For a deeper dive, check out Tony Benton’s interview with King 5 News.

We hope these celebrations and events serve as a bridge to inspire a deeper connection with those around you, fostering a spirit of learning and mutual understanding that honors the legacy and contributions of the Black community.