Explore, learn and engage with the National Museum of African American History and Culture through our extensive list of digital resources and educational offerings. 

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Digital Learning

North Star

Take a journey to the North Star, where students and educators can explore stories and objects that illuminate the African American experience.

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Digital Initiative

Searchable Museum

Explore the museum's latest digital exhibition experience for the Searchable Museum, Making a Way Out of No Way and themes of activism, education, religious life, businesses, organizations and the Black press.

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Joyful ABC Activity Booklets
Early Childhood Education

Joyful ABC Activity Booklets

Support children’s positive identity development while also growing their language and literacy skills with activities, museum objects and new words.

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Digital Resource

Talking About Race Web Portal

Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.

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Digital Resource

Preserving Family Heirlooms and Treasures

Learn how to preserve your family treasures and tell stories about the experiences of your family for generations to come.

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Interactive Story Map

The Journey of the Slave Ship São José

Explore the global history of the slave ship São José and the work of the Slave Wrecks Project through a series of digital StoryMaps.

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Reading Resources 

Take a look at the museum's top picks and explore the books on our featured reading lists — curated just for you.

The Paradox of Liberty section of Slavery and Freedom featuring bronze statues of famous figures at the founding of America.

Students and Educators

Book selections curated for students grades 3-12 and educators about African American history and culture based on the museum’s exhibitions.
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Reading Challenge

A self-guided, Reconstruction-era literacy program for students grades 3-12 and educators with suggested selections by museum educators.
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Juneteenth Reading List

Literature selections about the history of Juneteenth and African American history.
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Hip-Hop Reading List

Check out our list of hip-hop books available in the museum store!
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The Curator Chat Series

Discover more about our collection objects, historic figures, exhibitions and upcoming projects through chats with museum curators.

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Curator Chat

Jackie Robinson's Life and Legacy

Sports Curator Damion Thomas discusses Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Robinson’s debut and integration of Major League Baseball.

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Curator Chat

What is Juneteenth?

Oral History Specialist Kelly Navies shares the history and legacy of Juneteenth as a celebration of freedom, family and joy. 

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Curator Chat

Harriet Tubman: Life, Liberty and Legacy

Women's History Curator Angela Tate explores the silk lace and linen shawl given to Harriet Tubman by Queen Victoria around 1897.

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Featured Object

Explore a desk from the Hope School in Pomaria, South Carolina, a historic Rosenwald school. 

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History Lives in You.

We are guardians of history. We preserve the past, witness the now and aspire to inform our shared future. 

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