Historic Moments

Fists in the air, attendees smile at the Revolutionary People's Party Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, September 1970.
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The Foundations of Black Power

Black Power emphasized black self-reliance and self-determination more than integration. Proponents believed African Americans should secure their human rights by creating political and cultural organizations that served their interests. They...Read More

Juneteenth celebration in 1900 at Eastwoods Park.
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The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a monumental yet often overlooked event in our nation’s history. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay, Texas, were notified by Union troops they, along with all other enslaved black people in the state, were...Read More

Post screening discussion on Film: Take this Hammer
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Film Festival Highlights

The Smithsonian African American Film Festival presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture is underway. An inaugural event, the Festival is a unique four-day cinematic experience celebrating African American visual...Read More