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Brown v. Board of Education 70th Anniversary

Our museum commemorates the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision by hosting special panel sessions dedicated to this historic moment in collaboration with the NAACP.
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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 Opens May 31

The new exhibition will feature chairs and other work by designers who engage with ideas related to rest, repose and histories of labor and leisure.
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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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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

Portrait of the African-American students for whom the famous Brown vs Board of Education case was brought and their parents: (front row L-R) Vicki Henderson, Donald Henderson, Linda Brown, James Emanuel, Nancy Todd, and Katherine Carper; (back row L-R) Zelma Henderson, Oliver Brown, Sadie Emanuel, Lucinda Todd, & Lena Carper, Topeka, Kansas, 1953.
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Challenging Segregated Education at the Supreme Court

Known as the “man who killed Jim Crow,” the NAACP’s Charles Hamilton Houston created the doctrine that dismantled segregated education.

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View of an exhibition display of a porch on Oak Bluffs
Digital Learning Resource

Essential Historian Skills: Sites of Black Leisure

Students can explore sites centered on Black leisure, travel and rest throughout the United States. 

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Portrait of a family on the beach
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A History of Black Beaches and Amusement Parks

Arising from the era of Jim Crow, Black-owned recreational spaces provided havens where Black people felt welcomed and secure, free from the threat of humiliation or violence. 

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