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Honoring Juneteenth

Celebrate the Juneteenth holiday early with a special Community Day and "A Seat at the Table" program on Saturday, June 15.
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Juneteenth limited edition collection collage with hat, apron, wine glass

Limited-Edition Juneteenth Collection

Shop Black-led designs in our Juneteenth Collection as the nation celebrates freedom and resilience.
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Graphic featuring the phrase "Recliming My Time," which is the name of an exhibition of contemporary Black designers

Space Devoted to Black Design Now Open

The new exhibition features chairs and other works by designers who engage with ideas related to rest, repose, and the history of labor and leisure.
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New on View in the Museum

Take a closer look at new objects from our museum's collection and exhibitions.
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Image of Charlotte Lyons in the Ebony Test Kitchen, featured in the November 1992 issue of Ebony magazine. Lyons is shown leaning frontward over a counter

Iconic Ebony Test Kitchen Finds a Home at Our Museum

Built in 1972 as a prominent feature of the Johnson Publishing Co. building in Chicago, the Ebony Test Kitchen is where recipes were tested and prepared before they were published in Ebony magazine for home cooks around the country.
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Dr. N. Anthony Coles

Museum Announces New Council Chair

Dr. N. Anthony Coles will serve as Chair of the Advisory Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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“Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures” is Now Open

On view until August 18, 2024, the exhibition explores and reveals Afrofuturism’s historic and poignant engagement with African American history and popular culture.
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What's Happening at the Museum

A look at all the upcoming programs and events

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Juneteenth

Enjoy the Tastes, Sounds and Experiences of an African American Celebration

Join the museum’s Juneteenth celebration—during the entire month of June—and embrace the rich history of Freedom Day each week.

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a Freedmen's Bureau document.
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Learn About Your Family's Past in a New Way

Uncover missing pieces of your story and learn about your ancestry in the Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal.

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