National Museum of African American History and Culture

Author: National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 158834570X
Format: PDF
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Shares some of the treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections, including a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman, an open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane; and Muhammad Ali's headgear.

Begin with the Past

Author: Mabel O. Wilson
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345696
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The story of the vision behind and building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--

Dream a World Anew

Author: National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345688
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"In association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture."

How to Build a Museum

Author: Tonya Bolden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451476379
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Author: Robert Wilkins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997910407
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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.

Through the African American Lens

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Publisher: D Giles Limited
ISBN: 9781907804465
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The first volume of Double Exposure, a major new series of books based on the Smithsonian NMAAHC's remarkable photography archive.

Fighting for Freedom

Author: Gail Lumet Buckley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781911282013
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Features images and portraits of African Americans in uniform, from the 1860's, World Wars I and II to the present.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown

Author: Diane Silcox-Jarrett
Publisher: John F Blair Pub
ISBN: 9781878177070
Format: PDF, Docs
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Eighteen-year old Charlotte Hawkins arrived in North Carolina in 1901 to teach a rural black school. When told to move on, she opened the Palmer Memorial Institute that survived for 70 years.

And Still I Rise

Author: Henry L. Gates
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062427016
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The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s PBS series, And Still I Rise—a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos. Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White House explores the last half-century of the African American experience. More than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the birth of Black Power, the United States has both a black president and black CEOs running Fortune 500 companies—and a large black underclass beset by persistent poverty, inadequate education, and an epidemic of incarceration. Harvard professor and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. raises disturbing and vital questions about this dichotomy. How did the African American community end up encompassing such profound contradictions? And what will “the black community” mean tomorrow? Gates takes readers through the major historical events and untold stories of the sixty years that have irrevocably shaped both the African American experience and the nation as a whole, from the explosive social and political changes of the 1960s, into the 1970s and 1980s—eras characterized by both prosperity and neglect—through the turn of the century to today, taking measure of such racial flashpoints as the Tawana Brawley case, OJ Simpson’s murder trial, the murders of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin, and debates around the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policies. Even as it surveys the political and social evolution of black America, And Still I Rise is also a celebration of the accomplishments of black artists, musicians, writers, comedians, and thinkers who have helped to define American popular culture and to change our world.