Lift Every Voice Global Directory

Find a Local Event Celebrating the Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lift Every Voice is a global initiative highlighting organizations co-celebrating the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which showcases the depth and breadth of African American history and culture across the nation and around the world. 

Registered events and activities may occur any time within the inaugural year (September 2016 through December 2017). To learn more about Watch Parties, Signature Events and Co-Celebrations in your area, search the Global Directory below. If you are interested in organizing a local event, we'd like to hear about it and add it to this directory.

Ontario, Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts
Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Toronto

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo Norte

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Museo Cofradia Espiritu Santo
Location: Santo Domingo Norte, Santo Domingo
Description:

Live music with the instrument of congos and dance all day long our African American history.

Al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt

Hurghada

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Chapeau Claudette
Location: Hurghada, Al Bahr al Ahmar
Al Qahirah, Egypt

Cairo

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Paris (75) , France

Paris

Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Central Jakarta

Chihuahua, Mexico

Ciudad Juarez

Panama, Panama

Panama

Panama City

Event Type: Watch Party
Organized by: Biomuseo
Location: Panama City, Panama
Ticket/Registration Required
Kigali-ville, Rwanda

Kigali

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar

Kiev, Ukraine

Kyiv

Alabama

Birmingham

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Birmingham African American Genealogy Group Inc.
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Description:

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: A Place for All People

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Description:

"Lift Every Voice: Saving Birmingham's Church History" - An archives workshop celebrating the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Event includes: Screening of NMAAHC opening celebration; Featuring "A Place for All People" a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition; Workshop on Preserving Church Documents; and "Galleries Alive" spoken word performances.

Faunsdale

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Marengo County History & Archives Museum
Location: Faunsdale, Alabama
Description:

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: A Place for All People

Huntsville

Montgomery

Event Type: Watch Party
Organized by: Freedom Rides Museum
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Description:

Watch Party celebrating the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC)

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Rosa Parks Museum
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Description:

 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: A Place for All People

Arkansas

Fort Smith

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Fort Smith Public Library
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Description:

 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: A Place for All People

Little Rock

Monticello