02 01 2015
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40 Years of Service

After Years, NW African American Museum Opens

After nearly a generation, a community-wide dream has finally become a reality.
The grand opening of the Northwest African American Museum will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday, March 8 in the former Coleman School, located at 2300 S. Massachusetts St., in Seattle's Central District.
The celebration kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, free public tours, live music, children's art activities and more. Some of the dignitaries slated to attend are Mayor Greg Nickels, King County Executive Ron Sims and Sen. Jim McDermott. Joyce Taylor, anchor from KING 5 TV, will emcee the event.....

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The Skanner's Black History Quiz

1. True or False?
• A Black man served as a crew member on Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the New World in 1492.
• Onesimus, an enslaved man in the house of Cotton Mather, first introduced to North America the idea of inoculating people to prevent serious diseases.
• When George Washington acquires the Mt. Vernon property 200 enslaved African Americans work there. Under his ownership that number decreases to 18.
• In 1750 one in every five residents of the colonies was enslaved. 
• The first state to abolish slavery was New York....

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Groundbreaking Political Figures of Washington

Henry Beauchamp
Born the youngest child of seven siblings to a farming family in Louisiana, Beauchamp made his impression on the world in Yakima, Wa. After working for some time as a brick mason, Beauchamp soon evolved into a community builder after raising $550,000 to build the Southeast Yakima Comm-unity Center in 1971. After being elected to the Yakima City Council in 1978, he served for 24 years, including mayor from 1986 to 1988. He has also helped save the largest Black-owned health care business in Seattle, and served on several state commissions and blue ribbon panels....

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Life and Times

1929. Martin Luther King, Jr. is born to Rev. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. (formerly Alberta Christine Williams) on Jan. 15 in Atlanta, Georgia.
1935 – 1944 . Dr. King attends the segregated David T. Howard Elementary School in Atlanta, the University Laboratory School, and Booker T. Washington High School.
1947 . Dr. King is licensed to preach. . . .

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