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My Black History: Where Two Bloodlines Meet at an Intersection

by Chardonnay Beaver


According to the Oxford English Dictionary, legacy is defined as “the long-lasting impact of particular events, actions, etc. that took place in the past, or of a person’s life.” Black history and culture encapsulates the legacy of Black people. I celebrate those who dared to dream and those who survived despite injustice.

The contribution I celebrate begins with the legacies within my own family. When considering Seattle’s local Black history, I trace the impact of those who came before me. 

My Black history begins at an intersection where two bloodlines of Seattleites meet.

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PHOTOS: Seattle and King County Mark MLK Day With Call for Action

story and photos by Susan Fried

King County has the rare distinction of being named for Martin Luther King Jr. While many streets bear the name of the minister, orator, and social justice leader, King County remains unusual in naming an entire region after him. So it makes sense that Seattle and King County hold dozens of celebrations honoring King’s contributions to the continuing fight for social and economic justice in the United States.

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