Take the Seattle Green Book Self-Guided Tour, developed by Black & Tan Hall!
This multimedia tour highlights Black-owned and Black-friendly businesses that operated along Seattle's Jackson Street corridor between the 1920s and the 1960s. This vibrant avenue included the famous Black & Tan Club and other clubs from Seattle's early jazz scene. Learn about local hotels, restaurants, clubs, and barbershops listed in the national Green Book guide for Black travelers and the entrepreneurs who established them, alongside historic preservation and restoration projects.
On this tour, you will learn about entrepreneurs who established local businesses and the communities which sustained them. Hear local artists reading stories of the jazz scene during Prohibition and beyond. App includes text and historical photographs and images of each tour stop. Browse and learn from home, or listen to the stories while you travel the tour route!
Seattle's Black & Tan Hall is a values-driven cultural hub sustaining a thriving and equitable economy through arts and cultural programming in Hillman City, Seattle. We are a neighborhood-based, multi-racial cooperative working to establish an anti-gentrification model that combats displacement, keeps dollars hyper local, and sustains good jobs. Our partnership preserves and shares the history of place, people, and prosperity within Seattle.
Once building renovations are complete, we look forward to opening the doors to a restaurant, music venue, and cultural space at 5608 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, Washington! Learn more about Black & Tan Hall at www.blackandtanhall.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @blackandtanhall.