Lonnie Bunch, museum director, historian, lecturer, and author, is proud to present a page from Our American Story, a regular on-line series for Museum supporters. It showcases individuals and events in the African American experience, placing these stories in the context of a larger story—our American story.
Our American Story
Lonnie Bunch, museum director, historian, lecturer, and author, is proud to present A Page From Our American Story, a regular on-line series for Museum supporters. It showcases individuals and events in the African American experience, placing these stories in the context of a larger story — our American story.
One of the most esteemed entertainers of the 20th century, Harry Belafonte leveraged his decades-long career in music, movies, and theater to challenge racial barriers. Whether performing on the Ed Sullivan Show or marching alongside Martin Luther...Read More
The human condition that Baldwin so masterfully observes and interrogates in his writings transcends his own place in history, and proves still relevant many generations after their publication.Read More
To mark our symposium "Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now" — which focused on the activism, engagement, and impact of black architects and planners over the past fifty years — we share the stories of two pioneering...Read More
The great operatic contralto Marian Anderson is most often recalled for her brave and stirring performance from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to allow her to sing from the stage...Read More
One of the most renowned units of African American combat troops during World War I was the highly decorated 369th Infantry Regiment — best known as the “Harlem Hellfighters” — heroes whose stories, until recently, had largely been forgotten.Read More
March is Women's History Month. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is celebrating the lives of remarkable African American women, both the well-known and those whose stories have been largely forgotten - including Jo Ann...Read More