Seattle Green Book is a directory of Black businesses including Black co-owned businesses and black practitioners holding space for the community. The directory covers the Puget Sound region across King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.
Seattle Green Book’s goal is to support Black businesses by making their work visible to the folks searching for them. We provide a resource that gets customers to the services and products they need without having to look too hard.
Learn more about the significance of The Negro Motorist Green Book at Blackpast.org
The directory is free to businesses, which has been made possible by Denkyem Co-op. Denkyem Co-op is a Social Purpose Corporation based in Seattle. Their purpose is to promote unity within the Black entrepreneur community, and the communities in which they operate. Denkyem is on a mission to provide access to affordable loans for Black-owned businesses. They envision a world where Black-owned small businesses have the resources, support, and trust needed to sustain and grow their enterprises; serving as a beacon in the greater community.
Founder: Amanda Williams.
“I moved to Washington in 2016 with the intention of building a strong, Black community around me. I taught in the Rainier Beach area and from the moment I stepped into the classroom, I could see the inequities that Seattle faced in education and beyond. I worked to learn more about the history and people in the area, and eventually found myself in spaces that felt like communities. Spaces that were full of culture and stories of Black Seattle, past and present. I wanted to share these places with you and along the way have found more people doing amazing work in the area. I hope the directory helps connect you“
Volunteer Contributor: Celeste Bolden
Growing up and being actively involved in church, Celeste connected with many different people within the Renton and Seattle church communities. Participating in community led programs such as the Langston Hughes Summer Musical and the Jackson Street Music program, her circle grew. Today, the Bolden family has embedded themselves in the Greater Pacific Northwest in many ways. Celeste brings her entire professional experience working within different environments. She strives to connect the Black community to needed and desired resources so that the Black dollar circulates within the Black community- creating a lovely union of Kuumba & Ujamaa.