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"We Love You Ella!" - Ella Jenkins: A Life of Song

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
For more information, and to purchase the album: http://bit.ly/f5UKYy On February 22nd, 2011 Ella Jenkins' new album, "A Life of Song", will be released by Smithsonian Folkways and the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of the African American Legacy Series. At a recent education conference, fans discussed Ella's continuing legacy as an influential musician and teacher. /www.ellajenkins.com /www.folkways.si.edu The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"We Stole the Technology From Bees." How Honeycomb is Used in Aerospace

National Air and Space Museum
Hexcel Corporation manufactures honeycomb composite material which is often used in airplanes due to its lightweight design. For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

"We Were Willing to Risk our Lives to Accomplish Something!" Apollo 7's Walter Cunningham

National Air and Space Museum
STEM in 30 host Marty discusses Apollo 7 with astronaut Walter Cunningham. For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

"We don't do science just for ourselves" Alexa Van Eaton Volcanologist: My Path

National Air and Space Museum
Do you know what a volcanologist is? It may sound like some sort of made up sci-fi job but volcanologists are in the business of keeping people and property safe. In this My Path Alexa Van Eaton talks about her work with volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest and how scientists keep on top of the all the shaking and quaking. For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

"We've been coming here every few weeks for a couple of years."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit.

"Web of Deceit" - U.S. Postal Inspection Service Video

National Postal Museum
A short video on Internet fraud produced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Criminals from around the world are using bogus emails and legitimate looking web sites to trick unsuspecting people. It's a type of Internet scam called "phishing." This dramatic video produced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service tells the story of the international effort to stop "phishing" scams and provides tips on how you can avoid being tricked by these criminals. It's vital information you don't want to be without. Learn more about the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/behindthebadge

"Well, we love museums, and, as far as this one goes, it was AMAZING!"

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"Werewolves of London"

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Where else would a werewolf in DC want to visit besides the Freer|Sackler?! Watch our music video promoting "An American in London," the first U.S. exhibition of Whistler's works in a generation, on view to August 17. http://asia.si.edu/americaninlondon Music: Warren Zevon, "Werewolves of London" (cover) Recorded at DEAD ART STUDIOS by ROBSTOKESBAND featuring vocals by James Waugh

"Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way"

Smithsonian Education
Richard Murray, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, shows how to "read" a history painting as he takes a look at an epic work by German painter Emanuel Leutze. For more information, visit: http://www.smithsoniansource.org/display/topic/viewdetailshis.aspx?TopicId=1000 http://www.SmithsonianEducation.org

"What Would Cause a Bird to Be Flightless" [Live Highlight]

Smithsonian Channel
Watch the Full Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc9CDwitxtE You’ve got paleontological questions; we’ve got answers. Watch our YouTube Livestream with Kallie Moore from PBS Eons and paleontologist Adam Pritchard in the newly renovated David H. Koch Hall of Fossils at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time (Premieres June 19 9PM ET) https://bit.ly/2QGEPTA #PBSEons

"What is Identity?" at APA Heritage Month Family Day 2012

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
During the 2012 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day, held at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, a team of ARTLAB+ teens filmed video interviews, asking festival goers what "identity" means to them. To learn more about ARTLAB+ Production Teams and other programs, visit artlabplus.si.edu.

"What's in a Name?" Black History Month Family Day 2012 Video Interviews

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
During the 2012 Black History Month Family Day Event, held at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, a team of ARTLAB+ teens filmed video interviews, asking festival goers "What's in a name?". To learn more about ARTLAB+ Production Teams and other programs, visit artlabplus.si.edu.

"When in doubt, just play the ukulele and dance!"

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"With Body and Soul" (studio recording from "Long Time... Seldom Scene")

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
"Long Time... Seldom Scene" available here: http://goo.gl/7eFnSf Bluegrass legends The Seldom Scene reunited with former members to create the Smithsonian Folkways album Long Time... Seldom Scene. Here, the group has just finished recording "Body and Soul," as re-envisioned on the spot by vocalist John Starling. Guests include original member Tom Gray (bass), Rickie Simpkins (fiddle), and Emmylou Harris (vocal). Videography by Charles Weber Editing by Charles Weber The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Woman is Walking" by Anna & Elizabeth

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Teaser video for "Woman is Walking" by Anna & Elizabeth, from 'The Invisible Comes to Us' out March 30th, 2018 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings // https://folkways.si.edu/anna-and-elizabeth/the-invisible-comes-to-us "Woman is Walking" is inspired by "Pretty Maid on The Shore." Video by Anna Roberts-Gevalt. Song by Anna & Elizabeth and Benjamin Lazar Davis. Anna & Elizabeth is Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle. Anna & Elizabeth: http://www.annaandelizabeth.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annaandelizabeth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annaandelizabeth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aecrankies Smithsonian Folkways: http://www.folkways.si.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways/ The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Work at Home Scams" - U.S. Postal Inspection Service Video

National Postal Museum
This video produced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service tells the story of a kind of "work at home" scam and how a young mother got caught up in it. This video also provides tips on how you can avoid being duped by these criminals, losing money and possibly much more. It's important information to have before you answer that next help wanted ad. Learn more about the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/behindthebadge

"Zugunruhe" Installation Time-lapse - "The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art"

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rachel Berwick's "Zugunruhe" simulates the wonder of a passenger pigeon flock amidst a vast forest. Despite the illusion, the sculpture is composed of a lone tree supporting hundreds of cast pigeons. As one walks around the piece, the birds appear to multiply and vanish in the mirrored surface, suggesting their historic migrations and ultimate extinction. The term "zugunruhe" describes the nighttime restlessness that all birds exhibit before migration. But here their movement is arrested. The passenger pigeon is frozen in time like a specimen preserved in amber. In a poignant twist, Berwick’s motionless birds can only be reanimated by our own movement around the glass. Learn more: http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2014/birds/

"the willful marionette" by Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artists Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault talk about their latest creation, "the willful marionette", built from 3-D scanned images of a human figure.

"Ódiame" by Los Tres Reyes on "Romancing the Past

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
For more information, and to purchase the album: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3366 The Mexican romantic trio - three suave male voices backed by two or three guitars and singing romance-drenched lyrics in lush harmony - rocketed to pan-Latin popularity in 1948 with the pioneering group Trío Los Panchos. Los Tres Reyes (The Three Kings), known as "the last of the great trios," epitomize the trio sound and continue to make it a mainstay of Mexican acoustic music. High-voice Cuban singer Bebo Cárdenas joins founding members Gilberto and Raúl Puente to show us how, in Cárdenas words, "The trío romántico is synonymous with intimacy." "Romancing the Past", the new album from Trio Los Reyes on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, was released on March 27th, 2012. Please visit folkways.si.edu or triolostresreyes.net for more information. EN ESPAÑOL Los Tres Reyes, "El último de los grandes tríos" celebra su carrera de más de 50 años con el nuevo álbum Romancing the Past. El sonido característico del trió romántico es la mezcla de tres voces suaves, acompañadas por dos o tres guitarras, cantando temas románticos en perfecta harmonía tripartita. Este estilo se popularizó en Latino-América durante los años 1940s and 1950s, y Los Tres Reyes es el último de los grandes tríos que continúan tocando y cantando con la mayoría de sus miembros originales. "El trío romántico es sinónimo de intimidad" — Primera voz Bebo Cárdenas The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Ódiame" by Los Tres Reyes on "Romancing the Past"

Smithsonian Institution
The Mexican romantic trio - three suave male voices backed by two or three guitars and singing romance-drenched lyrics in lush harmony - rocketed to pan-Latin popularity in 1948 with the pioneering group Trío Los Panchos. Los Tres Reyes (The Three Kings), known as "the last of the great trios," epitomize the trio sound and continue to make it a mainstay of Mexican acoustic music. High-voice Cuban singer Bebo Cárdenas joins founding members Gilberto and Raúl Puente to show us how, in Cárdenas words, "The trío romántico is synonymous with intimacy." "Romancing the Past", the new album from Trio Los Reyes on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, was released on March 27th, 2012. Please visit folkways.si.edu or triolostresreyes.net for more information.

#APeoplesJourney - A Nation's Story

National Museum of African American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. The Museum’s nearly 40,000 objects help all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped by A People’s Journey and A Nation’s Story. From Harriet Tubman to Black Lives Matter, journey with us as we celebrate American history through the African American lens. #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory Music: "$ (Remix)" D.R.A.M. Photo Credits: Devin Allen ‘Union Justice - I Am A Man, 1968’ Photo: Builder Levy William Morris Smith, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division ‘Albumen print of Harriet Tubman’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson William Morris Smith/ Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Detroit Publishing Company/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division ‘Three Black Soldiers’ 1880 Photo: A. Miller Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University ‘Black Cavalry in Montana’ 1894 Image Courtesy of Montana Historical Society ‘Tintype of a Woman’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture ‘Photograph of a man in a suit, vest and necktie’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Don L. Durrah and D. Simone Durrah Logan in memory of Hattie J. Durr Whiddon Graham (1873-1950); Christopher Columbus Wayman Whiddon (1894-1973); Lina Irene Tintype of a Woman, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture ‘Photographic postcard of Daniel Hendricks in Masonic regalia’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robin J. Boozé Miller Russell Lee/ Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection John Vachon/ Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection Josephine Baker Photo Courtesy of WDR/dpa/B. Weissbrod ‘Unidentified Photographer [Unidentified Man], ca. 1940’ International Center of Photography, Gift of Daniel Cowin, 1990 (565.1990) The Estate of Austin Hansen ‘Martin Luther King Jr. is Arrested for Loitering Outside of a Courtroom Where his Friend Ralph Abernathy is Appearing for a Trial’ Montgomery, Alabama, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture ‘Soldiers with Bayonets’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery Matt Herron/Take Stock/The Image Works © Thomas Hoepker/Magnum Photos © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos ‘Angeles Child’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family ‘James Baldwin and Joan Baez in Selma’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture © David Burnett/Contact Press Images © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos The Estate of Herman Leonard © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos ‘Sidney Poitier’ Photo by Bob Adelman © Rene Burri/Magnum Photos ‘Untitled’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives Jamel Shabazz Jamel Shabazz Bill Bernstein ‘Run DMC’ Photo Courtesy of Ken Regan/Camera 5 Joe Conzo ‘Toni Morrison’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Jack Mitchell Archives © Eli Reed/Magnum Photos ‘Photograph of Queen Latifah on the set of "Fly Girl" video shoot’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture ‘2 of 1,000,000’ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry © Gilles Peress/Magnum Photos © Moises Saman/Magnum Photos Michael Appleton ‘Michelle Obama’ Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times/Redux Photo from “Holding That Line, Part Two” Nate Larson - /www.natelarson.com Photo from “Why They Marched" Yael Malka Dawoud Bey Zun Lee Zun Lee Devin Allen Zun Lee 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: https://nmaahc.si.edu

#APeoplesJourney: African American Women and the Struggle for Equality

National Museum of African American History and Culture
African American women have always been part of the African American struggle for full equality. Learn how early freedom fighters like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Anna Julia Cooper fought against multiple oppressions. Scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw explains how the intersections of these oppressions manifest today in the term she coined, "intersectionality." Voiced by Jouelzy and scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw. #HiddenHerstory Credits: Narration by Jouelzy https://www.youtube.com/jouelzy Music by Jamila Woods http://goo.gl/EqR4Ss “Ain’t I a Woman?” ©Iowa Women’s Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City IA "Demonstrators Are Arrested and Carried to a Police Van for Transport to the Chapel Hill Jail," Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of James H Wallace Jr, © Jim Wallace “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 1963“ Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of James H Wallace Jr., ©Jim Wallace “Black Panthers from Sacramento, Free Huey Rally, Bobby Hutton Memorial Park, Oakland, CA, No. 62” Collection of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Pirkle Jones Foundation, ©2011 Pirkle Jones Foundation Untitled Angela Davis Photo, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives, ©Milton Williams “Women with Sign Protesting” ©Third World Women's Alliance Records “Barbara and Beverly Smith Photograph ” © 2017 JEB (Joan E. Biren)

#APeoplesJourney: From Sit-Ins To Wade-Ins

National Museum of African American History and Culture
From lunch counters to bus boycotts, the African American fight for integration and equality touched every aspect of life. What you may not be familiar with is the Civil Rights struggle to integrate America’s pools and beaches. Journey with us as we explore the struggle for summer leisure, and the bravery that secured your right to a day in the sand. Voiced by Sterling K. Brown. #APeoplesJourney Credits: “Monson Motor Lodge Swim-In” ©Horace Cort “Kosciusko Pool” ©Danny Lyon “Let’s Swim” ©Damon Winter/The New York Times/Redux 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

#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
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