The museum’s history galleries will be closed on Saturday, January 18 while we inspect and repair light fixtures.
We will temporarily suspend same-day online passes to manage the flow of visitors while the history galleries are closed. Visitors, who wish to change the date of their visit, may use their passes for another time when the museum is open.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.
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The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, dashed the hopes of black Americans for the commitment of white America to racial equality. White Americans respected him more than other black leaders, but his opposition to the Vietnam War infuriated many. His continued insistence on nonviolent protests frustrated black activists. But in 1968 he still led the struggle for civil rights. “The murder of King changed the whole dynamic of the country,” recalled Black Panther Kathleen...Read More
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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