From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • (Image courtesy of Washington State Library) We recently blogged about the State Library’s vast collection of federal documents. The collection includes publications that chronicle some of the rich history of African Americans. February is Black History Month, so it’s a great time to highlight this treasure trove. They include a look at African Americans serving […]
  • WTBBL youth services librarian Marian Mays outside the library. (Photo courtesy WTBBL) Marian Mays, the new youth services librarian at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library in Seattle, soon will have some serious coin on hand to help her and WTBBL serve its teen patrons even better. Mays is one of 20 recipients selected […]
  • Secretary Wyman with three of the World War II writing contest winners (from left), Sajid Amin, Remi Frederick and Elizabeth Min. (Photo courtesy Laura Mott)  Secretary Wyman has honored four students as state champions in an essay and letter-writing contest marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The contest, sponsored by […]
  • Secretary Wyman wears the Carolina jersey of her hometown hero, Lacey’s Jonathan Stewart. (Photo courtesy of Laura Mott) True to her word, Secretary Wyman is ready to wear a Carolina Panthers jersey when she gathers with her counterparts at the upcoming National Association of Secretaries of State conference later this month in Washington, D.C. When […]
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during his 1961 speech in Seattle. Rev. McKinney invited King to come to Seattle (Photo courtesy Washington State Archives) Our Legacy Washington program recently launched an important new profile on the Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, civil rights pioneer and former pastor of Seattle’s Mount Zion Baptist Church. The profile, […]