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Museum News & Highlights
Shop the Best Designs of Our Limited-Edition Collections
New on View in the Museum
Our Museum Welcomes its 10 Millionth Visitor
Ruth J. Simmons Delivers 2023 NEH Jefferson Lecture
The Emancipation Proclamation: A Mighty Blow to Slavery
Our Musem Building
Iconic Ebony Test Kitchen Finds a Home at Our Museum
Museum Announces New Council Chair
“Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures” is Now Open
David Hammons’ “African-American Flag” on View
Dolls Break Cultural and Racial Barriers
What's Happening at the Museum
A look at all the upcoming programs and events
African American Army Nurses in World War II
Explore the groundbreaking service of the Black women who fought for a double victory against fascism abroad and equal rights at home.
Black Foodways and Cuisine
Africans transported to the Americas, as part of the transatlantic trade, brought with them planting and cooking techniques, as well as memories of ancestral and regional recipes.
Explore Phillis Wheatley Peters’s Poems
View the only copy of the poet’s long-lost “Ocean” poem in her handwriting at our Searchable Museum.