Helping Seattle’s new wave of African Americans tell their stories.
Over the past several decades, the Pacific Northwest has welcomed a growing community of immigrants from the countries of East Africa. In keeping with their mission of interpreting the African-American experience in the Northwest, the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) wished to highlight the experiences of immigrant Ethiopians.
Throughout the multi-year process, EDX and NAAM listened to the Ethiopian Community Group tell their personal stories and explain their evolving identity—as immigrant Ethiopians, Ethiopian Americans, and as African Americans. The resulting exhibit reflects the way the Community Group wanted to express themselves and their culture to the museum’s visitors.