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.

District Of Columbia

Washington

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: The Kreeger Museum
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

To celebrate the opening of the NMAAHC, The Kreeger Museum presents selected works from the permanent collection by Sam Gilliam and Simmie Knox. The Museum's relationship with both artists dates back to the early 1970s when David and Carmen Kreeger purchased their works.

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

Creating America – a new interactive play at the National Museum of American History

Event Type: Watch Party
Organized by: Union Temple Baptist Church
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Event Type: Watch Party
Organized by: Ward 8 Education Council
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Warren Huntley Presents, Inc.
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

A Shopping and Ceebration Reception at Banana Republic

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Watch Party & Exhibit presented by the DC Host Committee
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Zawadi
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

The Threads of Time. The Fabric of History. Profiles of African American Dressmakers and Designers from 1850 to the Present. By: Rosemary E. Reed Miller. Book signing and discussion from 12p-7p on Saturday September 17, 2016

Washington,

Event Type: Watch Party
Organized by: Founding Church of DC
Location: Washington,, District Of Columbia
Delaware

New Castle

Date: February 17, 2018 - February 17, 2018
Organized by: Buttonwood Colored School Musuem & Community Center
Location: New Castle, Delaware
Description:

This February the Buttonwood Colored School Museum will highlight the history, accomplishments and contributions of African Americans in the State of Delaware. This year we will be introducing elder members of the community to provide their insight into what it was like growing up and establishing careers in the State of Delaware from the 1920’s – present times. Please just us for a 1 ½ of great insight, struggle, determination and resilience of pioneers in our First State.

Florida

Bartow

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: LUSTER ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM
Location: Bartow, Florida
Description:

Celebration of the Grand Opening of The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Clearwater

Dade City

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Pioneer Florida Museum
Location: Dade City, Florida
Description:

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: A Place for All People 

Daytona Beach