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Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation | Washington, D.C.

Among Washington D.C.’s most popular museums, the National Air and Space Museum features the “Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation” exhibit. Located inside the Pioneers of Flight Gallery, the exhibit has over 100 photographs tracing...Show More Summary

American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO

Located in the historic 18th & Vine district of Kansas City and housed in the same building that’s home the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum,, the American Jazz Museum showcases the life works of Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzergerald, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats. The museum’s department of collections and exhibitions specializes in several […]

Scott Joplin House State Historic Site | St. Louis, MO

The famous ragtime composer Scott Jopline and his wife Belle lived in this house for only two years, but they were probably the two most productive years of his career. Furnished as it would have been in 1902 when Joplin was composing songs that would make him a national phenomenon, including such famous works as […]

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum | Chicago, IL

The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Dr. Lyn Hughes. The facility is located in the Historic Pullman District in Chicago. The facility is named after men who made history – Asa Philip Randolph and Pullman Porters who made up the membership of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) […]

African Burial Ground | New York, NY

From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned […]

International Slavery Museum | Liverpool, England

“The transatlantic slave trade was the greatest forced migration in history. And yet the story of the mass enslavement of Africans by Europeans is one of resilience and survival against all the odds, and is a testament to the unquenchable nature of the human spirit.      In 1994, National Museums Liverpool opened the Transatlantic Slavery Gallery, […]

Universoul Circus

2015 Tour Schedule Jacksonville, FL January 27 – February 1, 2015 / Prime Osborn Convention Center Atlanta, GA February 4 – March 1, 2015 / Turner Field – Green Lot Raleigh, NC March 3 – March 15, 2015 / Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Bronx, NY March 18 – April 6, 2015 / 149th Street & Exterior […]

African American Museum | Philadelphia, PA

Credit: Beyond My Ken, Creative Commons License Opened during the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is notable as the first museum funded and built by a municipality to help preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.The AAMP is located in the City’s historic district, right on the corner […]

Struggle: Portraits of Civil Rights and Black Power

To commemorate the 50th anniversary years of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, a new exhibition is on view at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Struggle: Portraits of Civil Rights and Black Power by City Paper photographer Joseph Giordano are nearly life-sized portraits of luminaries from these movements that create a new visual […]

Charles L. Blockson Collection

The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is one of the nation’s leading research facilities for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. The core collection was donated to Temple University in 1983 by Charles L. Blockson, a Pennsylvania bibliophile and collector of Afro-Americana. This collection of over 500,000 items has […]

MOJA Arts Festival

Established in 1983, the MOJA Arts Festival is an 11-day multi-disciplinary festival that highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures, specifically in the local context of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Show More Summary

Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, located on the historic Spelman College campus, is the only museum in the nation that emphasizes art by and about women of the African Diaspora. It was built in honor Camille Olivia Hanks-Cosby, wife of Bill Cosby, the world-renowned television star and comedian. The Spelman College permanent collection […]

Dance Africa

Considered the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance, DanceAfrica is a heritage and community celebration centered on the diverse dance forms of the African Diaspora held annually in New York City, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Chicago. Show More Summary

Duke Ellington Memorial

The Duke Ellington Memorial  is the first monument in New York City dedicated to an African American and the first memorial to Ellington in the U.S. The monument depicts Ellington standing beside a concert grand, on three tall columns. A the top of each column stand three female figures that represent the muses.  The sculpture […]

St. Louis Walk of Fame

What do Maya Angelou, Chuck Berry and Tina Turner all have in common? They’re all members of the St. Louis Walk of Fame. The St. Louis Walk of Fame is a series of brass stars and bronze plaques set in the sidewalks in honor of notable people from St. Louis, Missouri, who made contributions to […]

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Ben’s Chili Bowl is a landmark eatery located next to Lincoln Theatre, in the Shaw neighborhood of northwest Washington D.C.  The establishement is known locally for its chili dogs, half-smokes, and milkshakes, and has been an integral part of the neighborhood’s history since its founding in 1958 by Ben Ali, a Trinidadian-born immigrant who had […]

Howard University

Howard University is a federally chartered, private, historically black university (HBCU) located in Washington, D.C. Although Howard University has always been open to students of any race, color, or creed, it had a special mission to provide advanced studies for blacks. It was founded in 1867 by missionaries as a training facility for black preachers […]

Strivers’ Section Historic District

The Strivers’ Section is a historic district located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. It was historically an enclave of upper-middle-class African Americans, often community leaders, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Show More Summary

Howard Theatre

The Howard Theatre is a historic theater located in the Northwest corner of Washington, D.C. known today as the Shaw/U Street Corridor. In its heyday, the theater was known for catering to a largely African-American clientele, playing host to many of the great black musical artists of the early and mid-twentieth century, including such legends […]

Bronzeville: The Black Metropolis

The large expanse of Chicago’s South Side today called Bronzeville (“the Black Metropolis”) was the site of Chicago’s version of the Harlem Renaissance and was home to many famous African-Americans. Gwendolyn Brooks published poetry in the Chicago Defender, Andrew Rube Foster created Negro League Baseball, and Louis Armstrong kept his trumpet singing at the Sunset […]

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