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History Cafe : Preserving Neighborhood Stories through Oral History
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
History Cafe : Preserving Neighborhood Stories through Oral History
Wherenon-library location
Non-Library LocationMuseum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
AudienceTeens, Adults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin MOHAI, History Link, and Seattle Public Library in monthly conversations that stimulate meaningful dialogue about the ways the city's past has influenced the present.
DescriptionThroughout most of the twentieth century, the Central District was the only Seattle neighborhood in which African Americans were allowed to own or rent property. Residents responded to housing discrimination, inadequate infrastructure, job discrimination, and underfunded schools, with innovation, creativity, community leadership, and solidarity. Today, the Central District is undergoing rapid transformation. Hear the stories of those who call the Central District home and how two oral history projects are not only helping to preserve this legacy but may influence the way in which we imagine our city’s future.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Phone206-386-4636
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Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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