A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Story

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A People’s Journey
A Nation’s Story

Welcome to the Smithsonian
National Museum of African American History & Culture

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Lowriders

Cars with Identities

Lowriders are cars that express identities—social, cultural, aesthetic. With their extended bodies and low to the road roll, the cars have been a vehicle of choice for cruising, a popular pastime in many American communities since the mid-twentieth century. Lowriding puts both the cars and their riders on display.

Many Lenses Three museums, five objects, many lenses
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African American Activism

This month we uplift the stories of activism and the history of African American liberation movements. Follow #APeoplesJourney on Twitter for more stories from @NMAAHC

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