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Angélique Kidjo Performs at the NMAAHC Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Angélique Kidjo performs 'Redemption Song' to open the grand opening dedication ceremony of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

March on Washington History by NMAAHC

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Movie from the National Museum of African American History and Culture's exhibit, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 on view at the National Museum of American History December 14, 2012 - September 17, 2014.

Classroom Treasures: Looking back to 1952

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This video is part of the NMAAHC Classroom Treasures program. It provides an overview of life in the 1950s for children preparing to read "Ruth and the Green Book" and participate in preservation activities.

Ask Oprah: How did you discover your purpose?

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Over the years, Oprah Winfrey interviewed thousands of guests. In an exclusive interview produced for the #WatchingOprah exhibition, Winfrey responds to questions about her life, career, and legacy. Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture considers the story and impact of Oprah Winfrey, as host of a world-famous television talk show, philanthropist and educator; whose phenomenal story of success illuminates the struggles and achievements of African American women throughout history.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis at the NMAAHC Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Congressman John Lewis's remarks at the dedication and grand opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016.

Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III at the NMAAHC Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City gives his remarks at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture grand opening dedication ceremony on September 24, 2016.

The Journey to Installation: A Story of Two Signature Artifacts

National Museum of African American History and Culture
On November 17, 2013, construction on the National Museum of African American History and Culture reached a significant milestone with the arrival and installation of two of the museum's largest signature artifacts. A segregation-era railway car, circa 1918, and an early 20th-century guard tower from the Angola prison in Louisiana, too large to be installed once the building was completed, were lifted and lowered 60 feet into the ground--level of the building during early stages of construction. Both artifacts will be on display in the museum's inaugural exhibition "Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: Era of Segregation 1876--1968." Images of Louisiana State Penitentiary courtesy of Henry L. Fuqua, Jr. Lytle Photograph Collection and Papers, Mss. 1898, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La. Image of Angola guard tower courtesy of Daniel Atkinson.

Lonnie Bunch & Robert Smith Conversation

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Conversation between NMAAHC Founding Director Lonnie Bunch, and museum donor Robert Smith, conducted on August 23, 2016.

São José Video- Long Version

National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Slave Wrecks Project (SWP) is a long-term collaboration between six core partners, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The project is designed to combine research, training and education to build new scholarship and knowledge about the study of the global slave trade, particularly through the lens of slave shipwrecks. Core partners for SWP include the George Washington University, Iziko Museums of South Africa, the South African Heritage Resource Agency, the U.S. National Park Service, Diving With a Purpose and the African Center for Heritage Activities.

#APeoplesJourney: Musical Crossroads - Regions Without Borders

National Museum of African American History and Culture
The history of African American music in the United States is the history of music in the United States. From Prince's iconic musical blends to Outkast's southern hip-hop style—journey with us as we explore American regions and the artists who helped shape our musical landscape. #APeoplesGroove Credit: Prince 17 Photograph by Robert Whitman, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, © Robert Whitman. André 3000 audio courtesy of Source Magazine, The North Star Group and L. Londell McMillan Follow us on social media! https://www.facebook.com/NMAAHC https://twitter.com/nmaahc https://www.instagram.com/nmaahc/ http://nmaahc.tumblr.com/ https://www.snapchat.com/add/nmaahc Website: /www.nmaahc.si.edu

Illuminate NMAAHC: Commemorate and Celebrate Freedom Projection Mapping

National Museum of African American History and Culture
On the evenings of November 16-18, to kick off the countdown to its grand opening next fall, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) came alive for three nights as the façade of the building was illuminated with moving images in a spectacular display.The event commemorated three important milestones in African American history: 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This video is the full version of the projection mapping used on the NMAAHC building.

Ask Oprah: How do you see your place in history?

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Over the years, Oprah Winfrey interviewed thousands of guests. In an exclusive interview produced for the #WatchingOprah exhibition, Winfrey responds to questions about her life, career, and legacy. Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture considers the story and impact of Oprah Winfrey, as host of a world-famous television talk show, philanthropist and educator; whose phenomenal story of success illuminates the struggles and achievements of African American women throughout history.

National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony

National Museum of African American History and Culture
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the public witnessed the outdoor dedication ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

President Obama at the NMAAHC Grand Opening Dedication

National Museum of African American History and Culture
President Barack Obama's remarks at the dedication and grand opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016.

Emancipation Proclamation Legacy

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Movie from the National Museum of African American History and Culture's exhibit, Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 on view at the National Museum of American History December 14, 2012 - September 7, 2014.

Director Lonnie Bunch at the NMAAHC Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's remarks at the dedication and grand opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016.

#VisitorVoices - I Never Knew About Emmett Till

National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Visitor Voices campaign highlights the Museum’s community of visitors and reflects their stories. Audiences are invited to share aspects of their visit—to empower them to see themselves as part of the museum’s history and community. Visitors are able to record their experience in our Reflections Booths located in our history galleries, or are invited to share via a social media staffer. So to thank our incredible community of visitors, we are celebrating our anniversary month with a new series called #VisitorVoices. 30 days. 30 voices. 30 stories. So make sure to subscribe and tune in daily, as our visitors voice and share their own stories and reflections on #APeoplesJourney. A Nation's Story. Have you visited the museum? Tell us about your experience in the comment section! #VisitorVoices Follow us on social media! https://www.facebook.com/NMAAHC https://twitter.com/nmaahc https://www.instagram.com/nmaahc/ http://nmaahc.tumblr.com/ https://www.snapchat.com/add/nmaahc Website: /www.nmaahc.si.edu

#VisitorVoices - What Freedom Means To Us

National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Visitor Voices campaign highlights the Museum’s community of visitors and reflects their stories. Audiences are invited to share aspects of their visit—to empower them to see themselves as part of the museum’s history and community. Visitors are able to record their experience in our Reflections Booths located in our history galleries, or are invited to share via a social media staffer. So to thank our incredible community of visitors, we are celebrating our anniversary month with a new series called #VisitorVoices. 30 days. 30 voices. 30 stories. So make sure to subscribe and tune in daily, as our visitors voice and share their own stories and reflections on #APeoplesJourney. A Nation's Story. Have you visited the museum? Tell us about your experience in the comment section! #VisitorVoices Follow us on social media! https://www.facebook.com/NMAAHC https://twitter.com/nmaahc https://www.instagram.com/nmaahc/ http://nmaahc.tumblr.com/ https://www.snapchat.com/add/nmaahc Website: /www.nmaahc.si.edu

NMAAHC Groundbreaking 2012 Highlights

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Highlights from the National Museum of African American History and Culture groundbreaking ceremony held in February, 2012. Remarks from President Barack Obama, Representative John Lewis, Dr. Calvin O. Butts, Museum Director Lonnie G. Bunch and others

Ask Oprah: Is there a moment that stands out as a milestone in your career?

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Over the years, Oprah Winfrey interviewed thousands of guests. In an exclusive interview produced for the #WatchingOprah exhibition, Winfrey responds to questions about her life, career, and legacy. Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture considers the story and impact of Oprah Winfrey, as host of a world-famous television talk show, philanthropist and educator; whose phenomenal story of success illuminates the struggles and achievements of African American women throughout history.

Watching Oprah Winfrey Exhibition Trailer

National Museum of African American History and Culture
#WatchingOprah will use the story of Oprah Winfrey and her phenomenally successful daytime television talk show as a lens through which to explore contemporary American history and culture.

Death at 27,000 Feet - Tuskegee Airman Alexander Jefferson

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories that Changed America

National Museum of African American History and Culture
World-renowned dignitaries, athletes and artists from around the globe gathered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Designed to explore and celebrate African American contributions to the global landscape, the program will feature new film footage of iconic items from the Museum’s collections – items ranging from a plane used to train the famed Tuskegee airmen for World War II combat duty to a bible owned by Nat Turner. The film is accompanied by music, dance and dramatic readings by a wide range of stage and screen actors.

#VisitorVoices - Shackles of Children

National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Visitor Voices campaign highlights the Museum’s community of visitors and reflects their stories. Audiences are invited to share aspects of their visit—to empower them to see themselves as part of the museum’s history and community. Visitors are able to record their experience in our Reflections Booths located in our history galleries, or are invited to share via a social media staffer. So to thank our incredible community of visitors, we are celebrating our anniversary month with a new series called #VisitorVoices. 30 days. 30 voices. 30 stories. So make sure to subscribe and tune in daily, as our visitors voice and share their own stories and reflections on #APeoplesJourney. A Nation's Story. Have you visited the museum? Tell us about your experience in the comment section! #VisitorVoices Follow us on social media! https://www.facebook.com/NMAAHC https://twitter.com/nmaahc https://www.instagram.com/nmaahc/ http://nmaahc.tumblr.com/ https://www.snapchat.com/add/nmaahc Website: /www.nmaahc.si.edu
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