National Museum of African American History and Culture Examines the Impact of Race in December Public Programming

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) hosted the inaugural National Conversation on Race: Reckoning with Our Racial Past this month, the first in a series of conversations across the U.S. that will bring together diverse … Continue reading National Museum of African American History and Culture Examines the Impact of Race in December Public Programming

National Museum of African American History and Culture Debuts Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) announces the launch of the Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal. The new comprehensive search platform is designed to help family historians and genealogists search for their ancestors and for scholars … Continue reading National Museum of African American History and Culture Debuts Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal

National Museum of African American History and Culture Displays Jackie Robinson’s Jersey in Honor of 75th Anniversary

To commemorate the historic moment of Major League Baseball integrating 75 years ago, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has placed a jersey of baseball icon Jackie Robinson on view for a limited time. The jersey, one of approximately five known to have been worn by Robinson, will remain on view until May 1 in the museum’s “Sports: Leveling the Playing Field” gallery. In addition, the museum will host a special event April 15, also known as Jackie Robinson Day, discussing Robinson’s legacy. Moderated by Justin Tinsley, senior cultural writer of Andscape, the panel will feature Howard … Continue reading National Museum of African American History and Culture Displays Jackie Robinson’s Jersey in Honor of 75th Anniversary

National Museum of African American History and Culture Celebrates National Jazz Appreciation and Poetry Month in April

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates National Jazz Appreciation Month and Poetry Month in April with special digital offerings highlighting African Americans’ contributions to today’s jazz and poetry landscape. Five celebrated African American poets are highlighted: Lucille Clifton, Sarah … Continue reading National Museum of African American History and Culture Celebrates National Jazz Appreciation and Poetry Month in April

National Museum of African American History and Culture Announces Children’s Booklet Series and Weekly Children’s Programs

Inspired by its children’s book A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture recently launched a new activity booklet series designed for infants, toddlers and early learners. The Joyful ABC … Continue reading National Museum of African American History and Culture Announces Children’s Booklet Series and Weekly Children’s Programs

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Meets Kickstarter Goal

With over 70 percent of the goal reached, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings have announced a new set of rewards, including two portraits of artist Keith Haring, in conjunction with a … Continue reading Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Meets Kickstarter Goal

Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter for Culture-Defining “Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap”

The Smithsonian has launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign today for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, a powerful cultural statement told through an unequaled combination of music, text and stunning visuals. The compilation, to be produced and released by Smithsonian … Continue reading Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter for Culture-Defining “Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap”