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Photo Essay: Abridged 2020 Umoja Fest Celebrates Black Life

by Susan Fried


Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival & Parade is one of the summer highlights of Seattle’s Central District. The festival, formerly known as the East Madison Mardi Gras and the Pacific Northwest Community Festival, has been an annual tradition uplifting Black Americans in the region for over six decades. Continue reading Photo Essay: Abridged 2020 Umoja Fest Celebrates Black Life

PHOTOS: Umoja Fest is the Soul of Seafair and a Celebration of Seattle’s Black Community

by Susan Fried

Thousands of people attended the annual Umoja Fest at Judkins Park Aug. 2–4. This year’s event was better than ever featuring the annual AfricanTown Heritage Parade, a youth football scrimmage, the Heal the Hood Basketball Tournament, more than 100 vendors, live music, delicious food, culture, and fashion.

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