The Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.?s final human rights crusade in a new exhibition on the ?Poor People?s Campaign,? a multicultural coalition that began in 1968 to end poverty. Show More Summary
Hey, isn’t that.?.?. rapper-designer-reality TV star Kanye West, touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Monday? Yeezy (dressed in stylish-tourist mode in a dark hoodie) took in the exhibits alongside his dad, Ray West, and daughter, North. Museum director Lonnie Bunch greeted the party before they went on a tour, a spokeswoman […]
The year-old Museum of African American History and Culture on the grounds of the Washington Monument is still so hard to get tickets for, I’ve only seen the exterior (fabulous!) and the landscape (too new to look like much). But while I’m figuring out how to get inside, at least I got to see the […]
"We recognize the importance of these vernacular, homemade images, this folk cinema, as an alternate history to the kinds of history that the mass media tells.”
The National Museum of African American History has a department - the Community Curation Program - that preserves the images Black and African American families have passed down for decades. "Walter Forsberg, a media archivist with the museum, said even the everyday items offer a glance into black culture of the time that often was […]
The director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture reflects on what it took to make a dream reality
Curated by the National Museum of African American History and Culture along with Chuck D., 9th Wonder, Questlove, more
Cool! The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which opened in Washington D.C. in September 2016, is the newest Smithsonian museum and a very hot ticket, as entry passes are reportedly still extremely difficult to come by. Show More Summary
"Fade to Black," an installation of five monumental paintings by Gary Simmons at the California African American Museum, turns "race movies" of the 1930s and '40s into a modern meditation of an American social divide.
Sometimes you just can’t withhold judgment. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture unveiled its latest exhibit, one featuring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a figure whose absence from the museum when it opened a year ago raised eyebrows among conservatives. According to the Washington Times, Thomas appears as part of an... Read more »
The National Museum of African American History and Culture just had its first birthday, and it's dealing with a lot - the weight of history, the intensity of the present moment. Its director: "Part of what you want is people to understand that the journey is long, the road is crooked, but ultimately the opportunity […]
The events, says director Lonnie Bunch, are part of a 'long legacy of violence intended to intimidate and marginalize African Americans and Jews'
"Black history is inseparable from American history, and the black experience represents a profound and unique strand of the American story. This stamp issuance recognizes the richness of that experience" [ more › ]
If reached for comment, Justice Thomas likely would have remained silent.
It has been one year since the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. — and, marking that anniversary, DCist's Rachel Sadon interviewed the NMAAHC's Director Lonnie Bunch, who spent more than a decade working to open the museum. Show More Summary
One year after the Nation’s first black president rang in the opening of the African American History Museum, visitors reflect on its impact
Ruth Odom Bonner, the daughter of a slave, was 100 years old when she passed away in Silver Spring on Friday. [ more › ]
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 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 […]
The events, says director Lonnie Bunch, are part of a "long legacy of violence intended to intimidate and marginalize African Americans and Jews"