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.

Barbados

Christ Church

Date: February 1, 2017 - February 1, 2018
Organized by: The Caribbean Wax Museum
Location: Christ Church,

Copenhagen

Paris, France

Dakar

Morogoro

Date: October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Organized by: OnLine Africa Knowledge Foundation
Location: Morogoro,
Date: October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Organized by: OnLine Africa Knowledge Foundation
Location: Morogoro,

Sumner Museum and Archives

Date: November 18, 2017 -
Organized by: Dunbar Alumni Federation
Location: Sumner Museum and Archives,
Description:

10AM-3pm
spotlight on the first high school in the country to educate people of color:
mini film festival
opera presentation
show and tell
Honor - DC Poet Laureate -Dolores Kendrick

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

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

Carriacou, Grenada

Paterson Street, Hillsborough

Date: September 1, 2017 - October 25, 2019
Organized by: CARRIACOU HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
Location: Paterson Street, Hillsborough, Carriacou
Description:

The Carriacou Museum highlights and celebrates the rich history and culture of the indigenous Arawaks, and their artifacts and African slaves and the cultural adaptations that continue on this small Caribbean isle.
Exhibitions:
The artistry of Canute Calliste - Fall 2017
Parang - December 2017
Carriacou Carnival - February 2018
Carriacou Maroon - March - April 2018
Carriacou Sailing Regattas & Boatbuilding - Summer 2018

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