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: 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 DC

Washington,

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

Fort Lauderdale

Gainesville

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Santa Fe College
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Description:

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: A Place for All People

Jacksonville

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Description:

LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience, Rosenwald: Movie and Discussion, Arts & Civil Rights: A Panel Discussion, LIFT: Closing Celebration

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Highland Square HILLARY Campaign Office
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Description:

We will add value to our celebration of our NMAAHC'S GRAND OPENING by conducting VOTER REGISTRATION and VOTE BY MAIL events throughout our communities.

Ticket/Registration Required
Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Description:

The James Weldon Johnson Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History is sponsoring a bus trip to the Grand Opening event to also include a tour of Washington, 9/22/16 - 9/25/2016 and posting updates on Facebook to increase awareness of this historic event. The branch is located in Jacksonville, FL, birthplace of James Weldon Johnson.

Lake Worth

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Palm Beach State College
Location: Lake Worth, Florida
Description:

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: A Place for All People

Miami

Miami Design District

Miami Gardens

Orlando

Event Type: Watch Party
Organized by: Pearls of Grace, Inc.
Location: Orlando, Florida
Description:

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: A Place for All People

Oviedo

Palm Coast

Pompano Beach

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: CRA of Pompano Beach
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida