Historic Moments

Black & white portrait photo of a younger Carter Woodson wearing a suit.
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Celebrating Black History Month

In this blog post, learn how Carter G. Woodson's efforts to spotlight African American history culminated in the Black History Month observation we celebrate today. Featured also is a set of Museum events for Black History Month 2018. Read More

Pinback button for Kennedy - Johnson 1960 presidential campaign
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Poverty In America

Following World War II, the U.S. experienced a financial boom in which millions enjoyed the benefits of national economic growth. But these opportunities were not available to everyone and by 1968, 35 million people lived below the poverty line.Read More