A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Story

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

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Visiting the Museum


Gifts to America

Join us as we celebrate the gifts of history, community and culture that together make the African American journey, truly an American story.

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Explore the Collection

Discover signature objects from the Museum's collection as we celebrate our 1st Anniversary all month long. Follow #APeoplesJourney on Twitter for more stories from our collection each day this month.

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