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June 16, 2013 at 6:42 PM

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Kids make fathers' day


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Fathers and their children, including Jonathan Cunningham with his four-month old daughter Malayla, in yellow, pose for a photo together during Festival Sundiata at the Seattle Center on Father's Day Sunday, June 16, 2013. Festival Sundiata, a free event celebrating African and African-American arts and culture, is in its 33rd year. Organizers were hoping to gather 1,000 black fathers together for a photo; a couple dozen gathered in time for the picture. For more information about the event, go to FestivalSundiata.org.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Sean Gallagher, of Woodinville, Wash., dances with his daughter Simone, 7, at the KEXP Father's Day Kids Dance Party at the EMP Museum Sunday, June 16, 2013. The event, hosted by DJ John Richards, featured crafts, music and breakdancing lessons by the Vicious Puppies crew. "The only thing I wanted to do today was have one dance with my daughter and I got more than that," Gallagher said.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Fathers greet each other before the "1000 Black Fathers" photo shoot at Festival Sundiata at the Seattle Center on Father's Day Sunday, June 16, 2013. For more information about the event, go to FestivalSundiata.org.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Andre Franklin Jr., 4, of Seattle, gives a peace sign from his dad, Andre Franklin Sr.'s shoulders during the "1000 Black Fathers" photo shoot at Festival Sundiata. For more information about the event, go to FestivalSundiata.org.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Robert Eyerman, of the Vicious Puppies crew, center, teaches a breakdancing lesson during the KEXP Father's Day Kids Dance Party at the EMP Museum Sunday, June 16, 2013. The Vicious Puppies, also known as the Dog Pound, are students of acclaimed b-boys and b-girls the Massive Monkees.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Gregory Heath, dances with his son Phoenix, 4, center, at the KEXP Father's Day Kids Dance Party at the EMP Museum Sunday, June 16, 2013. The event, hosted by DJ John Richards, featured crafts, music and breakdancing lessons by the Vicious Puppies crew. "It's good bonding and a good group of people," Heath said.

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Non-black fathers are African too. Why aren't they on the photo as well? MORE
If I were a black father, I would be pretty offended by this. MORE

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