Journey to early America, Wakanda and all the universes, planets and dimensions in between. 

Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures explores the concept's historic and poignant engagement with African American intellectual history and popular culture. 

This exhibition provides a space to explore the past, present and future of this influential cultural concept through a wide variety of examples literature, fashion, art, film and social activism.


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Costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle, 1975. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle

Revisit the past, reengage with the present, and reimagine the future of Blackness in America with @NMAAHC’s Afrofuturism exhibition. #NMAAHCFutures


From Harriet Tubman to Octavia Butler, Black women have followed constellations that help us all envision extraordinary futures. @NMAAHC charts its path in the stars with Afrofuturism: #NMAAHCFutures


Sci fi. Technology. Music. Pop culture. Activism. Liberation. Afrofuturism is Black resiliency and evolution. Join @NMAAHC in a journey across the stars and galaxies: #NMAAHCFutures


Explore the intergalactic journey of Black liberation alongside @NMAAHC's Afrofuturism exhibition. #NMAAHCFutures:

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Visit Searchable Museum to continue a journey through reimagined pasts and galactic futures. 

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Masked ceremonial dancers near Sangha, Mali

Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures

Our latest exhibition immerses visitors in a conversation that reimagines, reinterprets and reclaims the past and present for a more empowering future for African Americans.


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Four African American NASA employees including Victor Glover, Leland Melvin, Vanessa Wyche, and Clayton Turner

NASA: Space for Us All

Watch a virtual educational experience that examines and builds on the legacy of achievement, connection and knowledge of African Americans at NASA.

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Explore Space With Astronauts

Follow the journey of NASA astronaut, Commander Victor Glover, and crew as they travel to the International Space Station (ISS).


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Collage of pictures of African Americans who contributed to the nation's space agency, NASA.

A Celebration of African Americans at NASA

Learn about the different ways African Americans have contributed to NASA. This Learning Lab celebrates these individuals, their bravery, their exploratory spirit, and their desires to express themselves fully through their commitment to space exploration.

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As you prepare to experience Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures, our museum offers additional resources to help you share how Afrofuturism speaks to themes of Black liberation, social equality, and a futuristic, utopian vision for an inclusive and diverse society.

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