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African Americans in Richmond

National Museum of American History

African Americans in Richmond

National Museum of American History

African Americans in Richmond

National Museum of American History

African Americans in Richmond

National Museum of American History

African American History

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of a man speaking from a podium during a dinner recognizing Hugh Mulzac for being named a naval captain after 22 years of naval service. Mulzac is seated next to the podium at bottom right.

African American Man

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African American Woman

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Famous African Americans; Alex Haley

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Famous African Americans; Rosa Parks

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25th Annual African American Day Parade poster

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Poster with green geometric lines across the top and bottom. Between the lines, taking up the majority of the front, is red and black text [25th ANNUAL/AFRICAN-AMERICAN/DAY PARADE/(Largest Black Parade In America)/Sunday, September 26, 1993/at 1:00 P.M. in HARLEM/PARADE ROUTE:/111th St. & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. to 142nd Street/MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY BAND/GRAMBLING COLLEGE BAND/WE ARE URGING BLACK ORGANIZATIONS/TO COME OUT AND MARCH/For further information contact:/ABE SNYDER or GEORGE BROWN at (212) 348-3080/African American Day Parade, Inc./1 West 125th Street, Room 208/New York, N.Y. 10027/"MARCH WITH DIGNITY AND PRIDE"/THIS IS YOUR DAY!].

African-American Consumer and Business Magazine

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Magazine with a large color photograph of Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. and Minister Louis Farrakhan. The image shows both men standing with Chavis on the left and Farrakhan on the right. Both men are dressed in suits and bow ties. The men stand in an interior room with chairs and small flags resting on the window sills. Behind the men is a palm plant. In the top left of the cover, behind the men, is the partial title of the publication [African-American/CONSUMER]. The word "consumer" is in large red and black letters. In the upper right corner in black text is the date, location, price, and a continuation of the publication title [NOVEMBER"/"DECEMBER 1995/WASHINGTON METRO BALITMORE/NORTHERN VIRGINIA/$3.00/and Business/Magazine]. Down the left side in red and yellow text is the publication's featured article [Million/Man/March/Peaceful/Rally/Makes/History]. On the lower right side is additional text in green and red [Message To/The Masses/Lead,/Follow/or Get/Out Of/The Way!]. Along the bottom of the image is the image caption in black text [Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan]. The entire image as well as all the text is contained within a yellow border on a black background.

Celebrating African American History and Culture

Smithsonian Libraries
In celebration of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture this weekend, we’ve put together a special digital collection of titles related to the African American experience.  Many of these books come from our National Museum of African American History and Culture Library, which will open in the museum later more »

African Americans for Gore Lieberman 2000

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African-American Train Porter

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African-American Banjo

National Museum of American History
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1835-1865. It has undergone considerable scrutiny and analysis at the Smithsonian because of its attribution to American slave origins. So far, studies have been inconclusive. While the sun design carved on the body may have African origins, the polygonal shape, wood top (instead of a skin), and carved head pegbox lie outside the traditions of banjos brought to America by Africans. Nevertheless, the instrument was likely made by someone familiar with Black culture.

African-American farm workers

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Three African American men

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Smithsonian African American Film Fest

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Starting October 24, cinema, history, and culture will collide at the first-ever Smithsonian African American Film Festival. Over the course of the week, the festival will celebrate African American visual culture and film, offering attendees an unparalleled opportunity to explore cinematic works by some of the brightest emerging and veteran filmmakers, alongside other historic and lesser-known films that tell the stories of Black experiences in America. Here’s a taste of what’s in store—get the details (and your tickets!) at aafilmfest.si.edu. #APeoplesJourney #AAFilmFest

African-American Children in Mississippi

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African-American Children in Mississippi by Marc St. Gil; four smiling African-American children, two boys and two girls, on porch of a duplex home; two girls are seated on top step of porch and two boys are standing in the open doorway of the home; tricycle, meterboxes, chair

African-American Children outside Tent

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African American girl outside home

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African-American baby girl

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African American family portrait

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African-American Shack in Florida

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