Rhiannon Giddens collects songs. Traditional songs from the 1800s and early 1900s, like work songs, inspire her craft. Many of these songs are rooted in the history of African Americans in the United States. On her most recent album,...Show More Summary
In partnership with her husband, Fredrick, "[she] chronicled African American history and Southern folklore in more than 100 early-reader and picture books, including award-winning works about chicken-coop monsters and a girl's attempt to catch the wind."
After a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, Ghassan John Tarazi writes, "Two glaring parallels between the experiences of Palestinians and African Americans are the condescending attitude of exceptionalism among the oppressors and their blatant and subtle dehumanization of the oppressed. Show More Summary
By Military Sealift Command Public Affairs – Military Sealift Command’s Special Emphasis Observance Committee hosted a Black History Month celebration on board Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 15. African American History month is an annual...Show More Summary
An 87-year-old woman had what was no doubt a powerful experience Monday, when she visited the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture to see her childhood home on display for the first time. Smithsonian officials...Show More Summary
She was a prolific chronicler of African American history and Southern folklore.
CREDIT TO DR HENRY LOUIS GATES!!! After STUDYING BLACK PEOPLE AT HARVARD - he was wise enough to see that "The Containerized Blacks" are controlled by: BLACK OPPRESSION HISTORY that affirms "American Progressive Nationalism" A BLACKShow More Summary
On September 14th I previewed the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of the museum’s identified Social Influencer group. My preview… Read More ? The post A People’s Journey, My Personal Reflection appeared first on MuseumNext.
A photograph of a young Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist hero of the Underground Railroad, has been acquired by the Library of Congress and the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, NBC Washington reports. Taken sometime in the mid-19th century, the photo is contained...
It's remarkably difficult to gain admission to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture—powerful evidence that such an institution was long overdue. The stunning, 400,000-square-foot structure now situated...Show More Summary
Photo by Jared Soares, courtesy of Essence magazine The 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a testament to perseverance—a 100-year succession of coalitions championing the cause to create aShow More Summary
"If you think you can wait a few months to avoid the long lines and crowded galleries at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, you'll need a new strategy." Peggy McGlone reports.
For her contributions to the preservation of African American art, the deputy director of the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, Naima Keith, has been awarded the 2017 David C. Driskell Prize. The Driskell Prize, from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, is the first award to recognize...
Curator Kevin Strait from the African American History Museum details the day he met the great musician
Every year, we recognize February as Black History Month and March as Women’s History Month. During these two months—someone decided—we pause from our “normal” histories and emphasize the role of African Americans and women in the national past. Show More Summary
It's an in-depth look at one of the most politically charged and misunderstood varieties of American English.
From the early 1900s to the late 1930s, African American sociologist Monroe Nathan Work researched every known lynching in the United States. Now, his tireless work has become the inspiration for an interactive map that offers a striking...Show More Summary
University of Southern California professor Raphael Bostic just made history by becoming the first African American to be named president of a Federal Reserve regional bank in the system’s nearly 104-year existence. The 50-year-old was named head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on Monday. Show More Summary
On Thursday, March 30, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana, featuring powerful ephemera both painful and uplifting from oft-overlooked chapters of American history. The earliest material inShow More Summary
“The Evanesced,” her current show at the California African American Museum, focuses on the merging of history and present.