Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Title : Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Author : Nat'l Museum African American Hist/Cult
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
ISBN 13 : 9781588345936
Date : 2017

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"A colorful guide introducing the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--

Begin with the Past

Title : Begin with the Past
Author : Mabel O. Wilson
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
ISBN 13 : 9781588345691
Date : 2016-09-27

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"The story of the vision behind and building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--

Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Title : Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition
Author : Smithsonian Institution
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
ISBN 13 : 9781588345431
Date : 2016-06-21

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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Title : National Museum of African American History and Culture
Author : Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
ISBN 13 : 9781588345707
Date : 2016-09-20

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This souvenir book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections. These include a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman; ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved people on ships during the Middle Passage; a dress that Rosa Parks was making shortly before she was arrested; a vintage, open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane; Muhammad Ali's headgear; an 1835 Bill of Sale enslaving a young girl named Polly; and Chuck Berry's Cadillac. These objects tell us the full story of African American history, of triumphs and tragedies and highs and lows. This book, like the museum it represents, uses artifacts of African American history and culture as a lens into what it means to be an American.

Dream a World Anew

Title : Dream a World Anew
Author : Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
ISBN 13 : 9781588345684
Date : 2016-09-27

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"In association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture."

How to Build a Museum

Title : How to Build a Museum
Author : Tonya Bolden
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 9780451476371
Date : 2016-09-06

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Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is truly groundbreaking! The first national museum whose mission is to illuminate for all people, the rich, diverse, complicated, and important experiences and contributions of African Americans in America is opening. And the history of NMAAHC--the last museum to be built on the National Mall--is the history of America. The campaign to set up a museum honoring black citizens is nearly 100 years old; building the museum itelf and assembling its incredibly far-reaching collections is a modern story that involves all kinds of people, from educators and activists, to politicians, architects, curators, construction workers, and ordinary Americans who donated cherished belongings to be included in NMAAHC's thematically-organized exhibits. Award-winning author Tonya Bolden has written a fascinating chronicle of how all of these ideas, ambitions, and actual objects came together in one incredible museum. Includes behind-the-scenes photos of literally "how to build a museum" that holds everything from an entire segregated railroad car to a tiny West African amulet worn to ward off slave traders.

Long Road to Hard Truth

Title : Long Road to Hard Truth
Author : Robert Wilkins
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 0997910402
Date : 2016-09-13

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In Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Robert L. Wilkins tells the story of how his curiosity about why there wasn't a national museum dedicated to African American history and culture became an obsession-eventually leading him to quit his job as an attorney when his wife was seven months pregnant with their second child, and make it his mission to help the museum become a reality. Long Road to Hard Truth chronicles the early history, when staunch advocates sought to create a monument for Black soldiers fifty years after the end of the Civil War and in response to the pervasive indignities of the time, including lynching, Jim Crow segregation, and the slander of the racist film Birth of a Nation. The movement soon evolved to envision creating a national museum, and Wilkins follows the endless obstacles through the decades, culminating in his honor of becoming a member of the Presidential Commission that wrote the plan for creating the museum and how, with support of both Black and White Democrats and Republicans, Congress finally authorized the museum. In September 2016, exactly 100 years after the movement to create it began, the Smithsonian will open the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The book's title is inspired in part by James Baldwin, who testified in Congress in 1968 that "My history... contains the truth about America. It is going to be hard to teach it." Long Road to Hard Truth concludes that this journey took 100 years because many in America are unwilling to confront the history of America's legacy of slavery and discrimination, and that the only reason this museum finally became a reality is that an unlikely, bipartisan coalition of political leaders had the courage and wisdom to declare that America could not, and should not, continue to evade the hard truth.

Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Title : Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition
Author : Smithsonian Institution
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
ISBN 13 : 9781588345424
Date : 2016-04

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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Picturing Children

Title : Picturing Children
Author : Marian Wright Edelman
Publisher : Giles
ISBN 13 : 1907804757
Date : 2016-06-12

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Features images which speak to past, present and future experiences of African American youth.

Black Men Built the Capitol

Title : Black Men Built the Capitol
Author : Jesse Holland
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 13 : 0762751924
Date : 2007-09-01

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The first book of its kind, with comprehensive up-to-date details Historic sites along the Mall, such as the U.S. Capitol building, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, are explored from an entirely new perspective in this book, with never-before-told stories and statistics about the role of blacks in their creation. This is an iconoclastic guide to Washington, D.C., in that it shines a light on the African Americans who have not traditionally been properly credited for actually building important landmarks in the city. New research by a top Washington journalist brings this information together in a powerful retelling of an important part of our country's history. In addition the book includes sections devoted to specific monuments such as the African American Civil War Memorial, the real “Uncle Tom's cabin,” the Benjamin Banneker Overlook and Frederick Douglass Museum, the Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, and other existing statues, memorials and monuments. It also details the many other places being planned right now to house, for the first time, rich collections of black American history that have not previously been accessible to the public, such as the soon-to-open Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Monument, as well as others opening over the next decade. This book will be a source of pride for African Americans who live in or come from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area as well as for the 18 million annual African American visitors to our nation's capital. Jesse J. Holland is a political journalist who lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He is the Congressional legal affairs correspondent for the Associated Press, and his stories frequently appear in the New York Times and other major papers. In 2004, Holland became the first African American elected to Congressional Standing Committee of Correspondents, which represents the entire press corps before the Senate and the House of Representatives. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, he is a frequent lecturer at universities and media talk shows across the country.