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.
1. Morehouse National Alumni Association will host The Living Legends Scholarship Gala on 23 SEP 7:00pm at the Carnegie Library in Washington DC. Our goal is to incentivize all Morehouse alumni to converge on DC to support the opening of the Smithsonian African American Museum of History .
2. Morehouse College Alumni Association is issuing the Morehouse College Living Legends Challenge . "We challenge the other 99 HBCU's to match the 1000 Morehouse Men who will be present in DC to support the opening of the Smithsonian African American Museum of History and Culture.
Artwork by MAYA FREELON ASANTE, OSI AUDU, KESHA BRUCE, NATHANIEL DONNETT, VICTOR EKPUK, NATE LEWIS & MARIO ROBINSON; KESHA BRUCE's "(Re) calling & (Re) telling" exhibition of artwork
"Satchmo at the Waldorf" and special post-show programming; "Milk Like Sugar" and special post-show programming; "Charm" and special post-show programming; "Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies" and special post-show programming
Rock Creek Park, Carter Barron Amphitheatre
Our organization has over 50 chapters within the United States. We plan to encourage all chapters to acknowledge and celebrate this historic event in a unique way via social media and/or locally.
We hope you will join us on Sunday, September 25 for our Season Opening Gala as we usher in a new year with a festive and exciting benefit evening. This year we not only pay tribute to Maestro Christoph Eschenbach's final season as Music Director, but also recognize the historic event taking place in Washington the same weekend: the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Joining piano virtuoso Lang Lang, will be NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke conducting 16 time Grammy nominee American R&B singer-songwriter Brian McKnight and American jazz singer Nnenna Freelon. In addition, these artists will perform a newly composed work by American film composer Mervyn Warren in celebration of this important occasion.
NTA is the oldest African American Technical Assn, will have an event during the 88th Annual conference on 9/23 at Howard Univ.
Host an evening social event for young people at Bliss Club in Washington DC to celebrate the Museum's opening in coordination with the DC host committee.