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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
Presented by the Sankofa Community Connection. Students and parents that have participated in the History & Culture Club will be invited to participate and the rest of the seats on the bus will be offered to community members and their parents.
We are looking for a few chaperones as well. Please message and we will be in touch with more information as it becomes available.
We went to visit the museum as a family,in early November and it was an experience to last a lifetime, we have visited a lot of museums but there is nothing like this.
Please vist their website for more information, the follwoing is a quote taken from their site. nmaahc.si.edu/about/museum
" 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. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
There are four pillars upon which the NMAAHC stands:
It provides an opportunity for those who are interested in African American culture to explore and revel in this history through interactive exhibitions
It helps all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by global influences
It explores what it means to be an American and share how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture
It serves as a place of collaboration that reaches beyond Washington, D.C. to engage new audiences and to work with the myriad of museums and educational institutions that have explored and preserved this important history well before this museum was created.
The NMAAHC is a public institution open to all, where anyone is welcome to participate, collaborate, and learn more about African American history and culture. In the words of Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Museum, “there are few things as powerful and as important as a people, as a nation that is steeped in its history.”