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CAAMA hosts free public screenings of a wide array of films—nationally premiering works from first-run studios, independent films, restored classic works, hard-to-find restored films, and works from the Museum’s permanent collection. Sometimes follow...
CAAMA hosts a diverse range of free, public symposia with topics ranging from visual imagery in advertising to early photography. These events delve deeply into topics through presentations and conversations with top scholars, subject matter experts,...
On March 29, 2019, curators, scholars, and visual culture experts at the “Pictures with Purpose” symposium discussed the significance of works by and about African Americans from 1840s – 1920s. Inspired by the Museum’s publication of the same name an...
The Museum is committed to social justice. As such, we are committed to preserving, sharing, and highlighting the protests of former and current athletes to help understand how protest and social engagement in sports have and continue to be shaped by...
This page provides an explanation for how Latinx-related objects in the NMAAHC collection are cataloged and can be searched within the online collection. In addition, it provides a list of individuals with Latinx identities, communities, and historie...
Celia Cruz (1925–2003) was a Cuban American singer popularly known as the "Queen of Salsa."
Cypress Hill (founded 1988) is a Latino American hip-hop group based in South Gate, California.
Carmen Perez-Jordan (b. 1977) is a Chicana activist who co-chaired the 2017 Women's March on Washington.
Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez (1983–2006) was a 2005 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the first black female officer in U.S. military history to die in combat.
Hector Xtravaganza (1965–2018) was a Puerto Rican American LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS activist and well-known figure in the New York City ballroom scene.
Lady Pink (b. 1964) is an Ecuadorian American graffiti artist and muralist.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) was a Puerto Rican/Haitian American artist known for his neo-expressionist paintings and graffiti art.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture.
Félix Morisseau-Leroy (1912–1998) was a Haitian poet and writer known for using the Creole language in his works.
Felipe Luciano (b. 1948) is a Puerto Rican American activist and journalist who was active in the Young Lords Party and a co-founder of The Last Poets.
Ingrid Silva (b. 1988) is a Brazilian ballet dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Camilo José Vergara (b. 1944) is a Chilean American photographer known for his photography series documenting continuity and change in American urban spaces.
Ozzie Virgil Sr. (b. 1932) was the first Dominican player in Major League Baseball.
Frank "Machito" Grillo (ca. 1908–1984) was a Cuban American musician and singer who pioneered the Afro-Cuban jazz style.
Mayda Del Valle (b. 1978) is a Puerto Rican American spoken word artist, poet, writer, and performer.