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National Museum of African American History and Culture Honors Juneteenth With Special Community Day June 15

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates the Juneteenth holiday early with a special Community Day and “A Seat at the Table” evening program Saturday, June 15.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Commemorates Brown v. Board of Education 70th Anniversary

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision by hosting special panel sessions dedicated to this historic moment in collaboration with the NAACP. These sessions will be available online beginning May 24.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture To Display Space Devoted to Black Design

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will open a new space in its Visual Arts Gallery. “Reclaiming My Time,” the first exhibition in the space devoted to contemporary Black designers will open Friday, May 31. “Reclaiming My Time” will feature chairs and other work by designers who engage with ideas related to rest, repose and histories of labor and leisure. The space includes 15 objects from the museum’s collection, spanning seating, lighting, photography and graphic design. For more details about this exhibition, visit nmaahc.si.edu/reclaiming.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture To Recognize 70th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) recognizes the 70th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court with a daylong public event Friday, May 17.
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Last Supper Sculpture Now Available in 3D Special Augmented Reality Experience Allows Users To Project Artwork in Home

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture recently digitized a 20-foot sculpture by artist Akili Ron Anderson, now available online at nmaahc.si.edu/lastsupper.
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April Programming at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will host Deesha Dyer, former White House Social Secretary for President Obama, to discuss her book Undiplomatic, detailing the personal impact of the Obama presidency and her “road map from imposter to impact.”
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Celebrates Oprah Winfrey’s Donation of WeightWatchers Shares

This Women’s History Month, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates Oprah Winfrey and her impactful donation of WeightWatchers stock to the museum.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Presents “gOD-Talk: Reimagining Faith in the 21st Century” Film Tour

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is launching a multi-city film screening tour of the documentary film, gOD-Talk: Reimagining Faith in the 21st Century, including panel discussions exploring how and why African American millennials are creating new ways to engage with religion and spirituality.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Celebrates Black History Month

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) commemorates Black History Month with wide-reaching programs that elevate the theme of “African Americans and the Arts,” using art as a platform for social justice.
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