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SEATTLE and TACOMA GUIDE
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*** Major Update Coming in Spring 2016 ***


WELCOME TO SEATTLE and TACOMA
Seattle has emerged on the world scene as an international business center. Symbolic of its arrival, Seattle's skyline is as dramatic as any nationwide. Downtown teems with restaurants and nightlife. Tacoma ... More

BLACK GENESIS
Although Black explorers to Washington state date as far back as York, a guide on the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest, African-Americans began settling in Seattle in 1858 ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center, Nu Black Arts West Theatre, Edwin Pratt Park and Fine Arts Center, Jimmy Hendrix Monument, Douglass-Truth Library, Tacoma African American Museum ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
Kingfish Cafe is a delectable, cozy establishment that draws lines of patrons. Dinner menu includes fancifully named and delicious dishes ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
Although the Great Recession has hit everyone hard, Africa Mama, Carol's Essentials, Charlotte's Web, Grandma's Attic, Hands of the World in Pike Place Market and others, have graced the local scene ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
Seattle Center is more than an iconic holdover from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, this 74-acre urban park is home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Experience Music Project, Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Seattle Art Museum, showcase museum of the Pacific Northwest, or the "SAM" as it is lovingly called, tries to be many things to many cultures, yet succeeds in ways that few museums can ... More


FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
Experience Music Project, the brainchild of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is a landmark venue designed by Frank Gehry to explore creativity and innovation in American Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Jazz, Soul, Gospel, Blues, Hip-Hop ... More

HISTORIC SITES and PLACES OF WORSHIP
Despite its modern house of worship, Mount Zion Baptist Church founded in 1890, is one of the oldest continuously active Black churches in all the West and the largest Black Church in Seattle ... More

TRIVIA and FAMOUS RESIDENTS
Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks and Nordstrom call Seattle metro area home. Though Boeing headquarters moved to Chicago, Boeing engineering and manufacturing jobs remain ... More

RESEARCH CREDITS:
Sheila Umolu
Thomas Dorsey

 

 
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