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.

Florida

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
Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida

Punta Gorda

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: The Blanchard House Museum of African American History &Culture
Location: Punta Gorda, Florida
Description:

We will organize a Watch Party to view the Museum dedication, followed by the opening of our new exhibit and panel discussion.

Saint Augustine

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: LINCOLNVILLE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER
Location: Saint Augustine, Florida
Description:

Unveiling of Ray Charles Statue

Sanibel

St. Augustine

St. Petersburg

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

St.Petersburg

Event Type: Watch Party
Organized by: Chief's Creole Cafe
Location: St.Petersburg, Florida

Tallahassee

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: B Sharps Jazz Society
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Description:

On the weekend of November 24th 2016, We will recognize the founders of The Woman's Working Band and the House they built to give refuge to elderly, destitute Former slaves in a 1920s Tallahassee. And over these ninety--six (96) years, their House continues to provide transformational activities and makes significant high-profile contributions to the African American community of Frenchtown in Tallahassee, and to the city as a whole.

And, In the spirit of these womens' contributions and in keeping with our tribute, we will also raise up The Adderley Brothers in a special concert. The Adderley parents were teachers in Tallahassee's segregated one-room schools, and the whole family lived in segregated neighborhoods. And yet these parents provided their sons the wherewithal to be the icons of Jazz. The Adderley brothers are Revered even today by every Jazz musician alive. And, finally, the Adderley Brothers and their parents are buried in a family plot in a cemetery near Tallahassee's airport.

These are all people whose lives shaped this community. From education to entertainment to providing a social safety net, both the Woman's Working Band and the Adderley Family manifested transformational change and their presence resonates even today!!
Clearly these people are a part of America's Story and "attention must be paid."

Tampa

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: African American Historical Research Center
Location: Tampa, Florida
Description:

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: A Place for All People