You can spend your Saturday morning strolling around the Central District with MOHAI, learning about the neighborhood’s role in the Civil Rights movement.
The two-hour tour starts at 10 a.m. at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (17th and Yesler). Purchase tickets in advance to avoid an extra $5 charge.
Neither the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s nor the racially discriminating practices that fueled it were limited to the Deep South. In Seattle, de facto housing segregation confined the majority of the city’s African American residents to the Central District and racial inequality was widespread in schools and in the workplace. The Central District neighborhood was a hotbed of activity in the 1960s, as men and women working or living in the area led the local Civil Rights Movement. Explore this rich history on a two hour walking tour of the Central District, led by museum docents Stephanie Johnson-Toliver and Julia Swan. This tour is offered in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum.
All ticket sales are final, and advanced registration is recommended. All tours are offered rain or shine, so please wear weather appropriate attire, including comfortable shoes.
Day-of tickets are subject to availability and an additional $5 charge. All day-of tickets must be purchased with a credit or debit card.
Meet at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Avenue South (meet on 17th Avenue) maps.google.com
This tour is also offered on Wednesday, August 15, 6 – 8 pm.Cost: MOHAI and NAAM Members $15; General $20Tickets/Registration: To buy a ticket through MOHAI’s ticketing site, click here: https://3365.blackbaudhosting.com