Resources: Spokane and Northwest

Under construction. Information may need updating. Let us know if you have any corrections or additions.

Key:    In Spokane Region       In Northwest

African American Association

Spokane Falls Community College

John Hernandez, Advisor                                                                                                     Phone: 509-533-5329

African American Student Center

Washington State University

Compton Union Building 420
P O Box 647204
Pullman, WA 99164
Phone: 509.335.2626
Donna Arnold-Retention counselor:

Black Student Union
Eastern Washington University
Advisor: Lynn Burkes-Herres
Phone: 509.359.2205

Black Student Union                                                                                                     Gonzaga University
Unity House –Cultural Education Center
502 E Boone
Phone: 509.313.5836

Black Student Union
Spokane Community College
Advisor: Kitara McClure
Phone: 509.533.7378

Black Student Union
North Idaho College
Phone: 208.885.1403
SUB Lower Level

Black Student Union
Whitworth University
Phone: 509.777.4796
Brittany Thompson

Blacks in Government
1818 E. 59th
Spokane, WA 99223
Liaison: Voncille Molette

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Spokane Alumnae Chapter
P O Box 3961
Spokane, WA 99202
President: Jeanne Aston Bayner
Phone: 509.255.6013 / 509.879.3290

The Links Inc.
PO Box 4686 Spokane, WA 99220-0686
President: Fannie Bush

Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center
845 S Sherman St
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: 509.455.8722
Executive Director and Child Youth Services Director: Freda Gandy

NAACP(National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
730 E. Boone
Spokane, WA
Phone: 509.323.6368
President: V. Anne Smith

National Coalition of 100 Black Women

P.O. Box 1082
Spokane, WA 99210
Phone 509-927-7462
Contact: Fran Hammond

Spokane NW Black Pioneers
12712 E 15th Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Phone: 509.924.4137
President: Jerrelene Williamson
Maintains, collects and display’s for exhibit of Black Pioneers in Spokane, past and present. Published (2010) a book of pictures of African Americans in


Bethel AME Church
645 S. Richard Allen Ct.
Spokane, WA 99202
Rev. Lonnie A. Mitchell, Sr. Pastor
Phone: 509.534.3007

Black Ministers Alliance
Phone: 509.455.0109
Reverend C.W. Andrews

Calvary Baptist
203 E Third Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: 509.747.8793

Full Gospel Mission
1912 E. First Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: 509.535.5064

Morning Star Baptist

3909 W Rowan Ave

Spokane, WA 99205

Phone: 509.534.4878

New Hope Baptist
409 S. Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: 509.535.1336

St. Matthews Institutional Baptist
2815 W Sunset Blvd
Spokane, WA 99224
Eugene Singleton, Pastor
Phone: 509.535.6926

Holy Temple Church of God in Christ
806 W. Indiana Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
Phone: 509.624.0522

Washington State and National Resources

Black Led Racial Justice Organizations (National)

A Partial Map of Black-led Black Liberation Organizing

100 Black Men or American, Inc.
100 Black Men is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.

African Americans in the Civil War
National Park Service – U.S. Department of the Interior
African Americans Notable Speeches and Letters
African American Organizations – Various links to organizations

African American History On-Line
Dr. Quintard Taylor, University of Washington
African Studies Quarterly: The Online Journal of African Studies

African American Scholarships & Internship Opportunities
African American Web Connection (AAWC)
African American World –

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Developed by the Library of Congress for the study of black history and culture.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson
C.B. Powell Building, Ste C-142
525 Bryant Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202.865.0053 / Fax 202.265.7920

Black Civil Rights Movement Images

The Black List Project
The Black List Project exposes the diverse experiences of being Black in American through interviews and portrait sessions of leading African American figures.

Black Music America
Preserving and promoting the legacy and contributions of Black musicians.

Blacks in Higher Education – site for job seekers and employers to post positions
Black Star Project
The Black Star Project is committed to improving the quality of life in Black and Latino communities of Chicago and nation- wide by eliminating the racial academic achievement gap by providing educational services that help pre-school through college students succeed academically..

Celebrate Black History –

Civil Rights Memorial Center

Civil Rights Memorial On-Line

Concerned Black Men National Organization
CBM’s vision is to fill the void of positive black male role models in many communities by providing mentors and programs that affirmed the care and discipline children and their parents while providing opportunities for academic and career enrichment.

Commission on African American Affairs.
210 – 11th Ave. Suite 301 A
Olympia, WA 98504-0001
360-725-5664 ( p)
360-586-9501 ( f )

Daddy’s Promise
Initiative designed to focus the attention of the African-American community on the positive relationship that can and should exist between fathers and daughters
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Future Black Men of American, Inc. (FBMA)
FBMA is an organization designed to improve the quality o t life for African American males; to improve their chances of success by encouraging them toward success in education and empowering them to become socially and economically responsible for our society.

Hip Hop Educational Literacy Program

IMDiversity – African American Village

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

The National Urban League (NUL)

Real Dads Network
Making connections one dad at a time

The Underground Railroad – National Geographic
Voices of Civil Rights – Library of Congress

Washington State Commission on African American Affairs
210 11th Ave SW, Room 301A
Olympia, WA 98504-0926
Phone: 360.725.5665 / Fax 360.586.9501

W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research


African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
1816 12th Street NW
Washington. DC 20009

American I Am – The African American Imprint

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan

Civil Rights Memorial Center, Montgomery, AL

DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL

Hampton University Museum. Hampton, Virginia

Idaho Black History Museum, Boise, ID

International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro, NC

Museum of African American History, Boston, MA

NAACP History Interactive Timeline

National Civil Rights Museum. Memphis, TN

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati OH

Northwest African American Museum

2300 South Massachusetts, Seattle 98144

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC

4 thoughts on “Resources: Spokane and Northwest

  1. Hi Sharon,
    This is a great list of organizations that you have compiled. I have one question:
    Are you going to include African American businesses like barbers, beauty salons and restaurants?

    Also missing from the list is the museum in Seattle, Northwest African American Museum at 23oo South Massachusetts, Seattle 98144

    Thank you for all the work that you have done.


    • Yes we are you going to include African American businesses like barbers, beauty salons and restaurants? As we staff up. We will add more and more faster. Thank for your addition of Northwest African American Museum at 23oo South Massachusetts, Seattle 98144 Hope to see you Sunday. Visit them when they started the AAVoice covered their rough beginnings they covered Spokane well.
      Bob L


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.