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

Highlight Your Museum

Celebrate with us by promoting your event during our Lift Every Voice global initiative.

We invite you to use the occasion of the museum’s opening to Lift Your Voice and tell the nation about the great work you are doing to celebrate African American History and Culture in your hometown. Co-brand your event/activity with the museum and show how your organization exists as part of an international 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