Black History Month

For Black History Month 2022, PNA, University Heights Center, and Scarecrow Video are joining together to honor and celebrate the history, impact, and achievements of the Black community. This page is a resource to highlight local Black-owned businesses, artists, celebrations, opportunities for education, and more.

If you have an idea for an organization or event that you would like to see here, please email [email protected].




Co-hosted by the PNA

Monday, 2/21, 7 – 9 pm, Online, free: a special secret screening of a very hard to see movie from a little-known Black filmmaker on Twitch hosted by Scarecrow Video. Tune in live!

Saturday, 2/26, 1 – 3 pm. PC Blue Building, free. Pioneers of African-American Cinema screening: “Within our Gates” by Oscar Micheaux
Join us for a screening of this classic 1920 film, part of Kino Lorber’s Pioneers of African-American Cinema collection. The plot features an African-American woman who goes North in an effort to raise money for a rural school in the Deep South for poor black children. Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, will provide music for this silent movie. The screening is presented by Scarecrow Video in partnership with our friends at UHeights. There will be an intro and post film discussion. RSVP for this film screening 


Around town

Saturday, 2/5: Remembering Black Wall Street

Sunday, 2/6: Celebrate Black History Month with Seattle FGI – featuring Three Renowned Black Seattle Fashion Designers

Monday, 2/10- Tuesday 2/18: Black Queer Story Month

Thursday, 2/10: Thursdays at 10 – Conversations, featuring retired educator Roger Walker

Sunday, 2/13: NAAM Storytime


Other resources

Mirror Stage Podcast: A conversation with Seattle Black Panther Party Co-founder Aaron Dixon as he shares stories of his history and his hopes for the future. Mirror Stage, located in NW Seattle, “uses the power of storytelling to challenge assumptions, bias and prejudice, increasing equity and inclusion while encouraging more thoughtful reflection on today’s issues.”

History of Segregation in Seattle: From UW, an overview of the history of segregation in Seattle. Included are maps, photos, documents, and newspaper articles that follow the history of segregation in Seattle and King County from 1920 until today.

Historymakers Oral Histories: Oral histories from The Historymakers; the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection.

28 Days of Black History: A virtual exhibition of 28 works that celebrate Black legacy in the U.S, delivered each evening in February via email.

Black History Landmarks in Washington State: Check out this fantastic list from AAA of sites around Washington that tell some of the stories of Black History in this state.


Support local Black-owned businesses

Visit Intentionalist and Seattle Good for their directories of local businesses to support. If you are a business owner, check out the resources for business owners!



If you would like to make a financial contribution or volunteer time to support nonprofits that are Black-led and working to combat racism, lift up black voices, and advance equity, check out this list of organizations to support.




Scarecrow Video