Elaine Nichols, supervisory curator of culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, offers a look at many items the museum store has to offer.

The curated gift selections honor African American history and culture. Purchases at the gift shop support the museum’s artistic, community and education programs.


Assorted jewelry: Various prices

Assorted jewelry
Assorted jewelry
Assorted jewelry

Assortment of pins featuring words of affirmations: $12-15

Assortment of pins featuring words of affirmations: Naturally Me, Loving the Skin I’m In, Black Excellence, Purpose, Black Girl Magic, Black Boy Joy, World Changer

Naturally Me, Loving the Skin I’m In, Black Excellence, Purpose, Black Girl Magic, Black Boy Joy, World Changer

Barbie Inspiring Women Rosa Parks Doll: $45

Barbie Inspiring Women Rosa Parks Doll

Baseballs with NMAAHC logo: $10

Baseballs with NMAAHC logo

Blank journal with Smithsonian sunburst logo: $17.50

Blank journal with Smithsonian sunburst logo

Bronze-colored silk scarf with NMAAHC corona logo: $115

Bronze-colored silk scarf with NMAAHC corona logo

Carolyn Crump’s quilted fiber art, “The Bass Man,” signed with certificate of authenticity: $425

 

Carolyn Crump’s quilted fiber art, “The Bass Man,” signed with certificate of authenticity

Deck of playing cards with NMAAHC Logo: $10

Deck of playing cards with NMAAHC Logo

Large and small wooden art pieces by Cheryl and Don Olney: $25-$85

Large and small wooden art pieces by Cheryl and Don Olney

Cheryl and Don Olney create colorful figurative artwork from wood, paper, and other materials through their brand, Louise’s Daughter.

NMAAHC mini building blocks: $12

NMAAHC mini building blocks

NMAAHC pins in various colors: $2

NMAAHC pins in various colors

NMAAHC umbrella: $30

NMAAHC umbrella

A very practical gift to yourself or someone else.

Socks with NMAAAHC Logo

Socks with NMAAAHC Logo

Unique handmade three-dimensional cards by folk artist Della Wells: $15/card

Unique handmade three-dimensional cards by folk artist Della Wells

 

Books & Museum Publications

“A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book”

“A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book”

An alphabet board book developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

“Across That Bridge”

By civil rights activist and politician John Lewis (1940-2020)
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“And Still I Cook”

“And Still I Cook”

By chef Leah Chase (1923-2019), owner of acclaimed Dooky Chase restaurant who was known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine
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Begin with the Past:

"Begin with the Past"

Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture
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“Black Reconstruction in America”

“Black Reconstruction in America”

By sociologist, historian and civil rights activist W.E. B. Dubois (1868-1963)
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“Blues Poems: (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)”

“Blues Poems: (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)”

Anthology edited by poet, professor and essayist Kevin Young, who is the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Brave. Black. First.

"Brave. Black. First."

50+ African American Women Who Changed the World
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“Carla Hall's Soul Food, Everyday and Celebration”

“Carla Hall's Soul Food, Everyday and Celebration”

By Carla Hall, a restaurateur and chef
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Dream a World Anew

“Dream a World Anew"

The African American Experience and the Shaping of America
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Dream Builder

"Dream Builder"

The Story of Architect Philip Freelon
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The 221 Journey of the Slave Ship Sao Jose

“From No Return"

The 221 Journey of the Slave Ship Sao Jose
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Hip Hop Coloring book children

"Hip Hop Coloring Book"

A fun activity book for kids and adults
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I Color Myself Different

“I Color Myself Different”

A children’s book by athlete and activist Colin Kapernick
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Kindred

“Kindred”

By science-fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006)
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Lead from the Outside

“Lead from the Outside"

By politician, lawyer and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams
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Make Good the Promises

“Make Good the Promises"

Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies
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Marvel's Black Panther The Official Wakanda Cookbook

"Marvel's Black Panther"

The Official Wakanda Cookbook

By Nvanyika Band, a Malawian-American chef
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Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

"Official Guide to the Smithsonian NMAAHC"

By Smithsonian Institution
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On Juneteenth

"On Juneteenth"

By historian and law professor Annette Gordon-Reed
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Sweet Home Café Cookbook

Sweet Home Café Cookbook

A Celebration of African American Cooking
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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

“The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke”

By historian Jeffrey C. Stewart
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“The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom”

“The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom”

by critically acclaimed novelist Toni Morrison (1931-2019)
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The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers

"Portable 19th-Century African American Women Writers”

Edited by scholars Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise

“The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington"

Picturing the Promise
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Vibration Cooking: Or, The Traveling Notes of a Geechee Girl

“Vibration Cooking"

Or, The Traveling Notes of a Geechee Girl

By poet and culinary anthropologist Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
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We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity

"We Return Fighting"

World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity
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“Who Are Venus and Serena Williams?”

“Who Are Venus and Serena Williams?”

By Jim Buckley
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