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Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., except December 25

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Smithsonian Solstice Saturday

Join us as we celebrate the first Saturday of summer—Solstice Saturday—on June 25. Free timed-entry passes are not required after 5:30 p.m. with our museum open until 8:00 p.m.

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Five Trailblazers You Should Know: Pride Edition

LGBTQ and same-gender-loving African Americans have helped to shape the course of American history. You can find these stories within our museum's inaugural exhibitions.
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Celebrate the Tastes, Sounds & Experiences of Juneteenth

Join us for a variety of virtual and in-person events and programs highlighting the experiences of African American celebrations.
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Juneteenth Commemorative Collection. Available for a limited time only! Shop Now

Juneteenth Commemorative Collection

Help represent this holiday with products that honor Juneteenth as celebrated for over 150 years, in support of the museum.
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"Represent: Hip-Hop Photography." The Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection.

Golden Era of Hip-Hop Photo Collection Now on Display

Our new exhibition features photographs from the early days of hip-hop and its rapid expansion to a cultural phenomenon in the mid-to-late 1990s.
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Featured Exhibition

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Double Victory: The African American Military Experience

In choosing to serve in the military, African Americans sought to have their service understood by the nation as a demand for liberty and citizenship. 

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