A Black Women's History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women's lives in all their fraught complexities. Authors Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freed women, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law. The result is a starting point for exploring Black women's history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the nation's largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting, and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. Established by an Act of Congress in 2003, it is the culmination of decades of efforts to establish a national museum that promotes and highlights the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected close to 37,000 objects.