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Release Date: 02/21/2018

'Sense of Place: Through the Lens of Al Smith' History Panel at The Seattle Public Library March 6

one of Al Smith's photos

Legendary local photographer Al Smith is being celebrated in an exhibition at the Museum of History and Industry. Join us for a local history discussion and see selections from more than 4,000 images not included in the museum exhibit. The discussion will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at the University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-684-4063.


Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the branch parking lot.


Presenters Stephanie Johnson-Toliver, Carol Peoples-Procter and Quin'Nita Cobbins will lead an open discussion and share stories around the history of how the black community and individuals contributed to the vitality of Seattle and the Northwest. They will also talk about what the Black Heritage Society of Washington State does to preserve and inform the public about this important local history.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Black Heritage Society of Washington.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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