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Historic Soul Pole returns to Douglass-Truth library branch
Historic Soul Pole returns to Douglass-Truth library branch
4/5/202222:18

Following a conservation effort, the historic Soul Pole is returned to the Douglass-Truth Branch of The Seattle Public Library. Community members gather to celebrate the sculpture's return, honor its history and importance to the community, and discuss the conservation process.

Speakers include:

Tom Fay, The Seattle Public Library

Adiam Emery, Chief Equity Officer, City of Seattle

Stephanie Johnson-Toliver, Black Heritage Society of Washington State

Elijah Mu’ied, poet, performance artist, and son of Raqib Mu’ied (formerly Gregory X), who led the Soul Pole project as art director for the Seattle Rotary Boys Club

Debra Gulley-Collins, daughter of Wilson Gulley, Sr., executive director of the Rotary Boys Club from 1968-1971 and visionary for Rotary Boys Club programs

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