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David Hammons’ “African-American Flag” on View
One of the original five flags made in 1990 by Hammons, the artwork is currently on view in the museum’s “Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.” exhibition.Explore More about David Hammons’ “African-American Flag” on View
The 15 Year Battle for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Despite the national fervor inspired by his death it took 15 years of persistence by civil rights activists a holiday created in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be approved by the federal government and an additional 17 years for it to be recognized in all 50 states.Explore More about The 15 Year Battle for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
160th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
In honor of this important moment, the museum encourages visitors to reflect on the words in the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment — two of the most important documents in the nation’s history.Learn More about 160th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Explore Our Museum Store
Elaine Nichols, Supervisory Museum Curator, offers a look at unique items the museum store has to offer for everyone.Learn More about Explore Our Museum Store
Dolls Break Cultural and Racial Barriers
Our newest story explores how the nuanced history of Black dolls in America challenge political, cultural and racial barriers while bringing restorative joy to children during the holiday season and beyond.Read Story about Dolls Break Cultural and Racial Barriers
Living History Campaign Honorary Chairs
President and Mrs. George W. Bush, President and Mrs. Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey to Join Ken Chenault and Shonda Rhimes to Lead $350 Million Living History Campaign to Extend Museum’s ReachLearn More about Living History Campaign Honorary Chairs
"Spirit in the Dark" Exhibition Now Open
Our latest exhibition examines Black religious life through a selection of photographs from the Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony, Jet and Negro Digest.Explore Searchable Museum about "Spirit in the Dark" Exhibition Now Open
What's Happening at the Museum
A look at all the upcoming programs and events
"Making A Way Out of No Way"
Discover key stories to learn how African Americans worked collectively to serve and strengthen their communities.
Black Joy: Resistance, Resilience and Reclamation
Black Joy is and has been an effective tool that has allowed individuals and groups to shift the impact of negative narratives and events in their favor.
A Space for Us All
Watch a virtual educational experience that examines and builds on the legacy of achievement, connection and knowledge of African Americans at NASA.