Black History Month
As we celebrate Black History Month, we honor and share stories of notable and amazing Black nurses and alumni and provide resources on how we can fight racism. Stay tuned for updates.
- 2022 Perspectives from Black Nurses
- UW Magazine story A nursing leader’s living legacy – One of Seattle’s few Black nurses in the 1940s, Rachel Suggs Pitts helped create a network of support for her colleagues and nursing students.
- “Reflecting on Black History Month” – Executive Dean Azita Emami’s blog post
- Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization
- Recognizing Black Alumni
- Frankie Manning – visionary nurse devoted to public service
- Read more about a few of our Black faculty and staff
- Black Husky Nurse Alumni features
Attend virtual and local events celebrating Black History Month. We’ll continue to post more throughout the month!
The ABCs of Black History (Virtual, February 13 at 1:00-1:30 PM)
Northwest African American Museum may be closed for in-person visits, but its plethora of pandemic programming includes this interactive storytime of the New York Times best seller by Rio Cortez. The reading concludes with a virtual visit to a local Black-owned business.
The Green Book: More Than A Guide (Virtual & In-Person, February 19 from 10:00-5:00 PM)
Tune in for an important dialogue about the history of the Green Book and its relevance today. Join MOHAI as they apply a contemporary lens to segregation, Black migration, and the rise of leisure travel.
Blood Brothers Film Screening (Virtual, February 23 at 2:30-5:00 PM)
NAAM is partnering with the Heinz History Center in their screening of Blood Brothers, a Netflix film about the friendship between icons Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. The film screening will be followed by a talk back with the film’s director Marcus Clarke.
ASALH Virtual Black History Month Festival (Throughout the Month of February)
ASALH will hold innovative virtual programming in the month of February celebrating the 2022 Black History Month Theme, Black Health and Wellness.
Black Coffee NW Black History Month Celebration (Throughout the Month of February)
Black Coffee NW celebrates the opening of their Ballard location with a month of live music—with performances from Roz, Kayla Carrington, and Arami Walker—and Afro Caribbean and Filipino food provided by caterers Keez Kitchen.