Honoring Black History Month 2021, the Society recognizes some of the notable African Americans who have resided or worked on Queen Anne Hill over the years. Among them:
* Homer Harris
(1916-2007), football hero, physician, community leader
* Denice Johnson Hunt (1948-1994), an architect with a highly productive public practice
Others have contributed to the Queen Anne community, including
* Benjamin McAdoo (1920-1981), an activist architect whose work includes Queen Anne Pool
* Richard Norman, a Black aeronautical engineer who moved to Seattle from Mississippi and worked for Boeing, purchased the La Quinta Apartments
on Capitol Hill, and in 1963 the Queen Anne Apartments
. * James Washington, Jr.
(1908-2000), a successful artist whose work we see at Betty Bowen Viewpoint
Kim Turner’s Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Tour
cites the presence there of suffragist Bertha Pitts Campbell
(1889-1990) and Seattle City Council-member Sam Smith
(1922-1995) — neither of them residents of Queen Anne while alive.
Other African Americans buried at Mt. Pleasant:
* Green Fields
(1840-1914), a Civil War veteran, worked for the City of Seattle as a street cleaner. He saved his money to purchase a modest home in the Queen Anne area.
* Leala Holden
(d. 1959), jazz musician
* Ron Holden
(1940-1997), “dancehall singer”
* Jerline Abair “Jeri” Ware
(d. 1997), human rights activist