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Renton History Museum Celebrates Black History Month

Join guest speakers Jourdan Keith on Feb. 9 and Eva Abram on Feb. 18 at the Renton History Museum in celebration of Black History Month.

The Renton History Museum is in the process of cleaning up after its to make way for Two By Two: Students Reinterpret Renton History. The Museum will also host two speakers this February in honor of Black History Month:

February 9th at 5:00 p.m., In Honor of Black History Month: Distinguished Service -- the King Legacy by Jourdan Keith. Around our nation, women, men, and youth continue the work of peace and equity by following in the principle of leadership which guided Dr. King. Like a travelling seed falls to the ground, dies, and bears fruit, the fruit of Dr. King's work has blossomed into a tree of non-violent action. Join us for stories that celebrate the power of having a dream. Appropriate for teenage audiences and up.

February 18th at 11:00 a.m., In Honor of Black History Month: A Series of Fortunate Events: The Charles Mitchell Story by Eva Abram. Slavery in America is thought to have been limited to the South and Northeast. However, Washington State has its own story of slavery. Eva M. Abram will share the story of a young boy named Charles Mitchell - how he came to the Northwest and how events almost lead to an international incident with Canada. Follow along with this tale of local history and intrigue as a rarely told story of Washington history unfolds. Audience: 9 years through adult.

Programs are included with the price of regular Museum admission, a suggested donation of $3 per adult and $1 per child. Members are always free. is located at 235 Mill Avenue South, Renton, WA  98057, one block south of Renton Library. Phone: 425.255.2330.

*Editor's Note: Information Provided by the City of Renton.

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