Description: The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established in 2003 to preserve the history and culture of African Americans. A preliminary design for the new museum was completed in 2010 and construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2015.History of the National Museum of African American History and CultureAdditional Historic Images of the National
Description: A year ago on September 24, 2016, the Smithsonian gained a new museum — the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Since then, 2.5 million people have visited the museum. In honor of their historic opening, we look back at photographer Michael Barnes' favorite images from the year.[view:sia_slideshow==77271]Related ResourcesHistory of the National Museum of
Description: Explore more than 150 years of African American history at the Smithsonian. From the founding of the Smithsonian in 1846, African Americans have made substantive, but often unacknowledged, contributions to the Smithsonian. Explore the contributions African American employees at the Smithsonian have made to the Institution and the challenges they have faced.
Description: Just two days ago, the Smithsonian celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). It seems like just yesterday that we were all waiting for the doors to open; yet, so much has happened in the past year. Since President Barack Obama rang the bell that opened the museum, long lines and happy faces are
Description: [caption id="attachment_12162" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="A participant discusses a lock of hair from a member of her family with NMAAHC staff at a Save Our African American Treasures event held in Detroit, Michigan, by Michael Barnes, Courtesy of The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture."][/caption] [caption
Description: As head of the Center for African American Media Arts, National Museum of African American History and Culture, curator Dr. Rhea Combs leads effort to collect, preserve, and make accessible an extensive collection of films, photographs, and recordings documenting African American history. #Groundbreaker
Description: Curator Keith E. Melder's efforts to create the first permanent exhibit on African American history at the National Museum of American History was successful, but its journey faced difficulties and hatred from the public.
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