African American Museums

Photo Essay

On September 2016, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened its doors. In celebration of the Smithsonian Institute newest museum this photo series takes a look at an assortment of African American Museums. Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of NNAAHC, said "there are few things as powerful and as important as a people, as a nation that is steeped in its history." Each of the museums in this photo essay, provide history, restoration, and a continuing dialogue for African American culture and art. From contemporary African American art, to celebrating the young fearless leaders of the Greenboro sit-in and cowboys in the west, these museums offer a comprehensive look into the variety of African American lives and the importance of these lifes to our communities.

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