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NMAAHC Director Lonnie Bunch reflects on the new film "42" about baseball player Jackie Robinson.
On a recent Friday night in New York City, young professionals gathered to learn about and support NMAAHC.
Anthony Burns' journey along the Underground Railroad carried him out of slavery, back into it under Federal law, and then out of it again for good.
Staff member John W. Franklin shares his personal story about encountering racism.
The exciting and educational tale of Bass Reeves, an escaped slave turned deputy U.S. Marshal.
African American Music Appreciation Month celebrates the African American musical influences that comprise an important part of our nation's treasured cultural heritage.
In preparation for the upcoming groundbreaking celebration concert, "Bring Back the Funk," on June 27th on the National Mall, Timothy B. discusses some of the headlining musicians.
In preparation for the groundbreaking celebration concert, "Bring Back the Funk," on June 27th on the National Mall, Kevin S. talks about the acquisition of the iconic Mothership.
NMAAHC collection managers discuss the exhibition installation and what it means to them.
NMAAHC researchers share their impressions on a music panel about hip-hop, with a surprise appearance from Spike Lee!
In Love To Langston, Tony Medina constructs a biography of Langston Hughes through 14 original poems. Medina’s poems allow students to connect with Langston Hughes in a unique way.
April marks the sesquicentennial of the passage of the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, which ended slavery in the nation's capital.
NMAAHC mourns the death of celebrated sculptor Elizabeth Catlett.
Join us in welcoming one of our newest team members, Dr. Deborah Mack, who says, "This is a lifetime opportunity to work on a project of this significance to the world."
In Through My Eyes, Ruby Bridges recounts her experience in 1960 as the first black student at the William Frantz Public School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bridges recalls her confusion at the angry crowds outside her school, her isolation as the only student in her classroom, and the bond she formed with her first grade teacher.
The month of February is designated as Black History Month. February 2012 will be a particularly momentous Black History Month as we celebrate the groundbreaking event for the nascent National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In many ways, there are few things as powerful and as important as a people, as a nation that is steeped in its history. Often America is celebrated as a place that forgets. This museum seeks to help all Americans remember, and by remembering, this institution will stimulate a dialogue about race and help to foster a spirit of reconciliation and healing.