In honor of National Day of Mourning this Wednesday, December 5, Advance Timed Entry Passes for the month of March, 2019, will be released Wednesday, December 12 beginning at 9am Eastern.
On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William Seward announced to the world that the United States had constitutionally abolished slavery — the 13th Amendment had been ratified.Read More
Through the African American Lens
The museum’s 12 inaugural exhibitions focus on broad themes of history, culture and community. These exhibitions have been conceived to help transform visitors’ understanding of American history and culture and to help visitors adapt to and participate in changing definitions of American citizenship, liberty and equality.
Slavery and Freedom
Discover signature objects from the Museum's collection.
The African American experience is the lens through which we understand what it is to be an American.Lonnie G. Bunch III Founding Director, NMAAHC