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.

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

Texarkana

Arizona

Phoenix

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Musical Instrument Museum
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Scottsdale

California

Altadena

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: United Economic Development Fund, Inc
Location: Altadena, California

Carson

Cerritos

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Cerritos Library
Location: Cerritos, California
Description:

Cerritos Library is pleased to present an exhibition of the poster display "A Place for All People" throughout the month of September to celebrate the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Clovis

Fresno

Event Type: Watch Party
Organized by: African-American Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley
Location: Fresno, California

Joshua Tree

Los Angeles