Voices of Resistance and Hope

Sharing Stories in Times of Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the mass protest movement for police reforms and social justice are affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. We want to know how these issues have affected you.

You are invited to be part of this online collection of personal stories from members of the African American community during the current crises in America. Upload your images, first-hand accounts, personal stories, essays, poems, photographs, short videos or observations. Your personal expressions can help to create shared experiences with others in the nation and reinforce what so many of us are longing for during these turbulent times — an opportunity to celebrate the American values of resiliency, optimism, and spirituality.

This is an online collection of personal expressions by members of the African American community during the COVID-19 pandemic and the mass protest movements. The collection of user-generated content creates shared experiences and reinforces American values of resiliency, optimism, and spirituality. This initiative is hosted on the Museum’s Robert F. Smith Fund Community Curation platform.

We appreciate every voice and story. Yours is an important story that will help us understand the challenges, opportunities and impact this time has had on African Americans. All submissions will be reviewed and carefully considered. We will contact you if your story has been selected.