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The Taste, Sounds and Experiences of Juneteenth Are Celebrated With an Array of Events at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American and History (NMAAHC) will host a variety of virtual and in-person events and programs highlighting the experiences of African American Juneteenth celebrations. Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth marks the moment in United States’ history—June 19, 1865—when the remaining 250,000 enslaved African Americans in Confederate states were legally declared free two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture To Display Golden Era of Hip-Hop Photo Collection

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is opening its latest exhibition, “Represent: Hip-Hop Photography,” in the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA) gallery on the museum’s second floor.
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Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Examines Motherhood in May Public Programming

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will welcome the public back this spring for its in-person programming beginning May 3. The museum will host several programs examining Black motherhood and matriarchy.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Displays Jackie Robinson’s Jersey in Honor of 75th Anniversary of Robinson’s Major League Debut

To commemorate the historic moment of Major League Baseball integrating 75 years ago, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has placed a jersey of baseball icon Jackie Robinson on view for a limited time. The jersey, one of approximately five known to have been worn by Robinson, will remain on view until May 1 in the museum’s “Sports: Leveling the Playing Field” gallery.
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Women’s E3 Virtual Summit To Recognize African American Women in Arts and Culture

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) hosts the fourth annual Women’s E3 Virtual Summit March 24 at 7 p.m. ET. This year’s event recognizes African American women in arts and culture, including television, radio and film, visual art, music, spoken and written word, and dance. There is a special message from Phylicia Rashad, acclaimed actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable in the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and her Tony-winning performance as Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun.
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Three Sculptures from Acclaimed Artist Elizabeth Catlett Coming to National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will install three sculptures created by acclaimed artist Elizabeth Catlett. Beginning in March, the more than 5-foot-tall sculptures “Offering Education,” “Offering Life” and “Rejecting Injustice” will be on long-term display as visitors enter the museum through Heritage Hall.
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Adele Hixon-Day Joins National Museum of African American History and Culture as New Head of Advancement

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has announced the appointment of Adele Hixon-Day as its new head of advancement. A seasoned and philanthropic leader, Hixon-Day brings more than a decade of experience to the position.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Features Special Programming for Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering virtual programs for all ages centered on women’s history and influence.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Launches Living History Campaign

On the 10th anniversary of its historic groundbreaking on the National Mall, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched an ambitious campaign to ensure the future of the museum for generations to come. By 2024, the museum seeks to raise $350 million to support research, ongoing programs, digital initiatives and the creation of an endowment fund.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture To Launch New Educational Website for Students

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will launch a new digital-learning initiative beginning Monday, Feb. 14. The educational website will provide a variety of learning activities designed to share African American history using the museum’s collection.
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