A spiritual was more than a song, says Speakers Bureau presenter Gloria Burgess. It was a vital part of a slave’s daily life, a link to an African past, a spark for modern American music, and a coded message.
Excerpts from our Think & Drink, “America Behind Bars: Mass Incarceration and Civil Rights.”
When it comes to race, what is Seattle doing right, and what needs to change? Join us for our next Think & Drink event Nov. 10, “Seattle Skin: Being Black in a Liberal City,” at Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery and Taphouse.
The Port Townsend Public Library presents discussions and events as part of its month-long community read. Also upcoming: Speakers Bureau and grant-funded events around the state and Seattle’s first Think & Drink of 2014.
Join us for A History of Protest: Civil Rights Movements in Seattle from the 1960s to 1980s at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse in Seattle March 26.
Innovative Seattle theater complements its production of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Uncensored with post-show discussions, scholar panels, a short film screening and more.
Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy recently sat down with the Seattle-area NPR affiliate to talk about her new book. Free Boy explores the story of Charles Mitchell, an antebellum slave in Washington.
A fast-paced poetry-PowerPoint event, varied Speakers Bureau presentations and expressions of the immigration experience round out a rich, varied schedule of upcoming events.