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The National Museum of African American History and Culture - The New York Times

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

A curated walk through the hallways of the newest Smithsonian museum before it opens next week. 13 years in the making, it attempts to depict the pain and pride of the black experience in America.

Nat Turner’s Bible, 1830s Bible owned by Nat Turner. Gift of Maurice A. Person and Noah and Brooke Porter

Photo: Century woodcut depiction of the Southampton Insurrection. On this day in Nat Turner, the notorious insurrectionist, began his rebellion.

Wedding portrait of couple. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.9.3

Wedding portrait of couple. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson,

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of James H Wallace Jr, © Jim Wallace.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of James H Wallace Jr, © Jim Wallace.

Photograph of women activists with signs for voter registrations. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Photograph of women activists with signs for voter registrations. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - STATUE OF CLARA BROWN After Brown was freed from slavery, she moved to Colorado, where she became an important community leader, helping other former slaves to settle there. The slave cabin to the right, from about 1853, had been on Edisto Island in South Carolina.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

A curated walk through the hallways of the newest Smithsonian museum before it opens next week. 13 years in the making, it attempts to depict the pain and pride of the black experience in America.

Famous African American Artist | Ernie Barnes Good Times

(July 1938 – April was an African-American painter, well known for his unique style of elongation and movement. He was also a professional football player, actor and author.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - THE BLACK POWER SALUTE Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists when the United States national anthem was played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

A curated walk through the hallways of the newest Smithsonian museum before it opens next week. 13 years in the making, it attempts to depict the pain and pride of the black experience in America.

Anthony Bowen founded the first African American YMCA in 1853.

Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for Black Americans in This was one of the first organizations for Black Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to.

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