A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Story
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Museum News & Highlights
NMAAHC Live! An Afrofuturism Concert with Dawn Richard
NMAAHC Celebrates 50 Years of Hip-Hop With a Block Party
"Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures" is Now Open
Shop our Juneteenth Commemorative Collection
David Hammons’ “African-American Flag” on View
The 15 Year Battle for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
160th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Explore Our Museum Store
Dolls Break Cultural and Racial Barriers
Living History Campaign Honorary Chairs
"Spirit in the Dark" Exhibition Now Open
What's Happening at the Museum
A look at all the upcoming programs and events
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.
Begin Your Freedmen’s Bureau Search
Discover unprecedented opportunities for family historians, genealogists and scholars to search for their ancestors and research a variety of topics related to slavery and Reconstruction in the Freedmen’s Bureau records.
Neighborhood Record Stores: Supplying Music and Cultural Education
In African American neighborhoods, record stores were places where the community—especially youth—could come together to listen to, purchase and sometimes come face-to-face with the artists behind their favorite music.
Familiar, Untold and Unknown LGBTQ+ Stories
From literature and the performing arts to religion, politics and activism, members of Black gay communities have changed the way the world thinks about democracy and what it means to be an American.