National Museum of African American History & Culture

National Museum of African American History & Culture

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum's building, designed by David Adjaye, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to such subjects as community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation.

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The Vietnam War (1955-1975), often intersected with the Civil Rights Movement. African American movements offered momentum for Native American, Latino, and Asian American movements, and concepts of “third world liberation” emerged, aligning the plights of people of color in the United States with issues overseas. Muhammad Ali compared the U.S.’s actions in Vietnam with the treatment of Blacks in the U.S., and Dr. Martin Luther King took a fierce antiwar stance. Visit the exhibit to learn more.
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Asian Pacific American Highlights
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. We offer a selection of live, online events for all ages. Explore meditation as a practice in liberation, workshop a poem with a slam champion, take a deep-dive into a singular work of art with a docent, or log your child in to create their own work of art. These experiences and more are just a click away. Join us.
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Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Line
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The stunning building, inspired by Yoruba art and filigree ironwork, is filled with presentations and artifacts that give visitors a glimpse at all aspects—the good and the gut-wrenching—of the African American experience. It’s a must-visit for the entire family.
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DC Spots to Learn About Black History
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The stunning building, inspired by Yoruba art and filigree ironwork, is filled with presentations and artifacts that give visitors a glimpse at all aspects—the good and the gut-wrenching—of the African American experience.
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The Best Things to Do with Kids in DC
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From the inception of the modern Olympic Games, in 1896, these athletic contests have always been political. African American athletes have found varied ways to use the Olympics to advocate for social transformation. Some athletes let their athletic accomplishments speak for them. Others used the platform to demonstrate against racial injustice, display grace and beauty, and build meaningful alliances. The National Museum of African American History and Culture celebrates these Olympians.
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African Americans at the Olympic Games
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The Sweet Home Cafe, located inside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, pays homage to the rich African, Native American, Caribbean, Latin American, and European influences in African American cooking.
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