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Historical African American Artist’s Legacy Lives On In Central District

by Beverly Aarons

In the heart of Seattle’s Central District,  a small but significant cultural center is easy to miss as it’s nestled in a humble bungalow house on a quiet residential street.

A Seattle historical landmark since 1992, the Dr. James & Janie Washington Cultural Center houses the artistic and cultural legacy of Dr. James W. Washington, an accomplished painter, sculptor, and writer who committed his life to providing future generations with a life template that they could follow if they wanted to experience success and happiness despite adversity.

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