Displaying 1 - 10 of 859 news results
In the News

Education and Storytelling Are at the Center of Jordan Brand’s Next Grants for the Black Community

Roughly one year ago, Jordan Brand and Michael Jordan announced a plan to donate $100 million over the next 10 years to organizations that promote racial equality, social justice and greater access to education. Today, the NBA icon’s namesake label revealed the destinations for its next three multiyear grants. Jordan Brand’s grant for The National Museum of African American History and Culture will go toward helping expand its Talking About Race web portal and Let’s Talk speaker series. “At the museum, we tell stories that are complex and meaningful, stories that have often been silenced from our past,” National Museum of African American History and Culture director Kevin Young said in a statement. “More than ever, we need those stories to highlight and emphasize the centrality of the African American experience to our nation’s history and healing.”
View news details about
Statements

A Remembrance of Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)remembers Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, scholar, curator, singer, composer, organizer, activist, colleague and founding member of our museum’s Scholarly Advisory Committee since 2007.
View news details about
Museum News

National Museum of African American History and Culture Announces New Exhibition Exploring the Legacy and Impact of Mary McLeod Bethune

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will open a new illuminating exhibition, “Forces for Change: Mary McLeod Bethune and Black Women’s Activism,” Friday, July 19.
View news details about
Museum News

National Museum of African American History and Culture Acquires Largest Collection of Charleston Slave Badges

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture recently acquired what is thought to be the largest and most complete set of historic Charleston Slave Badges.
View news details about
Museum News

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.
View news details about
Museum News

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.
View news details about
Museum News

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.
View news details about
Museum News

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.
View news details about
Museum News

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.
View news details about
Museum News

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.”
View news details about
Share this page