JESSE JACKSON: New Museum Is a Stunning Achievement

September 27, 2016 Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. 0

Demonstrations continue in Charlotte, N.C., and protests have spread to Atlanta and elsewhere, sparked most recently by the police killing of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla., and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte. Against that backdrop, I joined thousands for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the mall in Washington, D.C. [read more…]

Google Gives $1M to African-American Museum

September 21, 2016 Alma Gill 0

Black engineers at Google are creating a first-of-its-kind 3-D interactive exhibit that will debut in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in early 2017. The exhibit will accompany a $1 million grant as part of google.org’s ongoing work to address racial and social justice issues.
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Emotions Run High at New African-American Museum

September 21, 2016 Stacy Brown 0

Tears streamed down the face of several black journalists while their white counterparts appeared almost numb by the emotion that would be nearly impossible not to experience. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, curators and other personnel provided a daylong media tour of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture which sits on the National Mall in the nation’s capital.
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Literary Giant Sterling Brown Remembered

September 14, 2016 Dr. Benamin F. Chavis, Jr. 0

D.C. native Sterling A. Brown, often called the Father of African-American Literature; and the Dean of American Negro Poets will be the focus of a conversation about his lasting contributions, his life and his work at a symposium sponsored by a Brookland community group dedicated to improving the quality of life for Ward 5 residents. [read more…]

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