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Building across generations in Seattle's Central District
Community Stories: An Elegant Utility – Building Across Generations

Using everyday 20th century artifacts from his grandfather's life -- a paint can, family photographs, legal ledgers, and old magazines -- artist and filmmaker Inye Wokoma delves into his past exhibition, "An Elegant Utility," at Northwest African American Museum. Wokoma captured the enduring legacy of an African-American family's daily life in Seattle's gentrifying Central District. He examines the ways his family navigated the political landscapes of the times by learning and building in the trades and how others in his family's orbit continue to influence and empower people across the community.

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