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Celebrating Black History Month: Meet 10 incredible women making a mark in Seattle

Portraits by Ulysses Curry; Story by Ulysses Curry & Tyler Sipe We are spotlighting the achievements of 10 trailblazing Black women in Seattle this Black History Month. They are making waves in the city’s educational, business, cultural, food, and arts spaces. Their connections to the city are as diverse as… [ Keep reading ]

Rosalie Fish runs for justice

Alice Looney, Renee Davis, Jacqueline Salyers, and Misty Upham were all found dead. In some cases, they went missing first. Law enforcement killed them in others. Each of them, along with the countless other missing and murdered Indigenous women across the U.S., are the reason Rosalie Fish runs with a red… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair

Sixty years ago, the Century 21 Exposition opened its doors to the public amidst bells, balloons, and celebratory fighter jets. In the six months between April 21 and October 21, 1962, nearly ten million visitors flocked to the fairgrounds, what we now call Seattle Center, including celebrities like Elvis Presley,… [ Keep reading ]

Honoring George Bakan: Seattle LGBTQ+ activist & mischief-maker

BY TYLER SIPE / SEATTLE CHANNEL STAFF George Bakan passed away at his desk last June, surrounded by a symbol of his life’s work: towering piles of the newspaper Seattle Gay News (SGN). Before the internet and smartphone apps delivered news and connected people, SGN shared stories of Seattle’s LGBTQ+ population who were marginalized, harassed, faced frequent discrimination, and… [ Keep reading ]

Women’s History Month: Washington women lead the way

The Seattle region has no shortage of mold-breaking, earth-shaking, history-making women. Our city is better for their strength and innovation, and so are we. This Women’s History Month, we’re helping pass the baton from historical and present-day leaders to the women who will shape the future. Rev. Phyllis R. Beaumonte… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month 2021: The indelible legacy of Black Seattleites

History isn’t behind us. We live in the world it created every day. That’s why it’s so important to us to bring you the stories, old and new, that make us who we are. This February we’re remembering and honoring the legacy of Black Seattleites who played key roles in… [ Keep reading ]

The 12 Clips of Christmas

Looking for holiday cheer and merriment? Don’t miss these holiday features from the Seattle Channel archives!

Saluting our heroes: Veteran’s Day 2020

Enjoy these Veteran’s Day stories from the Seattle Channel’s archives.

Celebrating 30 years of Americans with Disabilities Act

It’s been 30 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted. Signed into law on July 26, 1990, the ADA is our nation’s most comprehensive disability rights law, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in areas including employment, transportation, communication, and access to government programs and services. Join… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Pride Month during unprecedented times

BY ERIN JONES / SEATTLE CHANNEL MULTIMEDIA INTERN Since 1974, Seattle’s LGBTQ members and their allies have come together every June to celebrate the community’s culture, history, and ongoing efforts for equality. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebrations, including the popular Pride Parade, are going virtual. Following the… [ Keep reading ]