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Black Excellence: Donald Glover Says He “Blacked Out” When He Landed His Historic Emmy Wins [Video]

Donald Glover not only took home his first Emmmys ever last night, but he also made history as the first ever African American to snag the statue for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and the first in 32 years

The Misguided Focus on 1619 as the Beginning of Slavery in the U.S. Damages Our Understanding of American History

The year the first enslaved Africans were brought to Jamestown is drilled into students’ memories, but overemphasizing this date distorts history

Ruth Odom Bonner, Who Rang the Freedom Bell with President Obama, Passes Away at 100

Looking back on the redoubtable woman who helped inaugurate the African American History Museum

Woman Who Helped Obama Ring Bell At African American History Museum Opening Dies At 100

Ruth Odom Bonner, the daughter of a slave, was 100 years old when she passed away in Silver Spring on Friday. [ more › ]

A Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Channels the Pain of LA’s 1992 Uprising

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

On Tuesday at the California African American Museum, artist Patrisse Khan-Cullors performed a funerary procession for those lost in the violence 25 years ago, invoking the entire history of systemic violence in the US. The post A Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Channels the Pain of LA’s 1992 Uprising appeared first on Hyperallergic.

TO BE FAIR, THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE NFL IS HISTORY. Smithsonian National Museum of African A…

TO BE FAIR, THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE NFL IS HISTORY. Smithsonian National Museum of African American History to feature Colin Kaepernick artifacts: “The free agent quarterback who has yet to find a team for the upcoming 2017 NFL season will feature prominently at the African American history museum, which previously neglected to […]

Smithsonian's African American History Museum Releases Statement on Charlottesville and Confederate Memorials

The events, says director Lonnie Bunch, are part of a "long legacy of violence intended to intimidate and marginalize African Americans and Jews"

Colin Kaepernick Protest Items Will Be Shown in Smithsonian Black Lives Matter Exhibit

The Smithsonian Will Feature Items From Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History will feature items relating to Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest as part of its Black Lives Matter collection. The museum’s sports curator, 

Colin Kaepernick items to be included in Black Lives Matter collection at Smithsonian

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Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest will be included in a Black Lives Matter collection at the National Museum of African American History.        

Colin Kaepernick items to be included in Black Lives Matter collection at Smithsonian

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest will be included in a Black Lives Matter collection at the National Museum of African American History.        

Colin Kaepernick To Have Exhibit At National Museum of African American History & Culture

Less than a month away from actual meaningful football being played in cities around the Nation and Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned and possibly blackballed from the league because of his National Anthem protest. Despite his current situation, the free agent quarterback and his efforts to fight against social injustice won’t go unrewarded as the QB will […]

Colin Kaepernick to have exhibit at National Museum of African American History and Culture

Colin Kaepernick may not be employed by an NFL team, but he continues to be a fixture in the NFL’s 24-hour news cycle. The free-agent quarterback will have his own exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, according to the Twitter feed, @BlackToLive. Show More Summary

Mount Zion Cemetery's Underground Railroad Shelter in Washington, D.C.

Tucked away in the corner of the Mount Zion Cemetery in the hills above Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek, an unassuming outbuilding may have been a waystation on the Underground Railroad. It’s one of many African American history sitesShow More Summary

New book chronicles black lives in Durham back to 1880s

Andre Vann's new book, "Images of America: African Americans of Durham County" is filled with 217 carefully chosen images of black residents and institutions. The 127-page history book shows the … Click to Continue »

On the Bonds and Boundaries between African American and Latino Political Activism

'Historian Aaron Fountain explains how the Movement for Black Lives is shaping current Latino activism, and explores the modern history of African American and Latino social movement crossover - from radical urban resistance in the Civil Rights era, to the way immigration and race influence today's struggles for justice. Show More Summary

Jim Vance Will Be Featured In Smithsonian's African American History Museum

"He symbolized possibility—he symbolized that it was really important that America was changing and his presence was a symbol of that change," the museum's director said. [ more › ]

Stereo Cards and the Science of Preserving History

A Piece of History   In February of 1862, the middle of the Civil War, a black janitor posed with his cleaning tools, waiting to have his photo taken. In a time when many African Americans were fighting to acquire their basic right to freedom, this janitor sat calmly in front of the camera.  In comparison […]

How Cool Became "Cool"

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The history of post-war cool is both a history of these strange convergences – between French intellectuals, African American musicians and white working-class Hollywood heroes – and of the continuing conflicts between and within them."

Serving Black Culinary History to the Crowds at Sweet Home Café

It deserves its spot in the National Museum of African American History and Culture This story first appeared in Bill Addison’s newsletter “Notes From a Roving Critic.” Read the archives and subscribe now for delicious dispatches from the road. Whenever I’m in Washington D.C., I inevitably wait in an hours-long line for a meal. Show More Summary

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