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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian Receives Approval For New Black History Museum Design

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.21.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal arts panel has given final approval for designs and materials to build a bronze color corona as the defining element of ...

Two Important Items Added To National Museum Of African American History

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Crews are installing two large artifacts inside the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture while it...

Oprah's Big D.C. Move!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.11.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Oprah Winfrey has donated $12 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the museum announced...

South Carolina Slave Cabin Heads To Washington, D.C.

AP | Posted 05.14.2013 | Black Voices

EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. -- A slave cabin on Edisto Island in coastal South Carolina will be preserved by the Smithsonian Institution. The Post and Courie...

Inside The Smithsonian's African American Museum

Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

Copyright Adjaye Associates We have been covering the progress of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture over th...

Trymaine Lee

TODAY: The Place To Buy Slave Shackles, Martin Luther King Jr.-Inscribed Book, Blood Tusk

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

As the midday rush on an exhibition floor at the Swann Auction Galleries in Manhattan cooled earlier this week, curator Wyatt Houston Day floated arou...

Smithsonian Groundbreaking Snubs Obama: Were They Low on Shovels? (Updated)

Dee Evans | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices
Dee Evans

It would be interesting to know what the thought process was behind the decision not to have the first black president participate in the shovel part of the ceremony for the first national museum dedicated to African American history; heck, Obama is African American history!

Smithsonian Black History Museum Groundbreaking Kicks Off

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Frederick Douglass was black and that was enough for the Smithsonian Institution to bar the famed abolitionist from speaking at a lectur...

President Obama Celebrates New National Museum Groundbreaking

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and former first lady Laura Bush will celebrate the groundbreaking for a new national museum showcasing blac...

Black History Museum Accepts KKK Robes

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired two Ku Klux Klan robes that will be exhibited in ...