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Slide 0: National Museum of African American History and Culture 22 oz. Logo Tumbler
National Museum of African American History and Culture 22 oz. Logo Tumbler
$34.00
At home or on the go, this insulated National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Tumbler is designed to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold with minimal condensation. Functional graphic art at its most useful and appealing, this travel tumbler with turn-tab lid celebrates the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture by artistically displaying the Museum's logo (NMAAHC) between its double walls. Tritan™ copolyester. Freezer, microwave, and top rack dishwasher safe. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 1: Becoming
Becoming
$32.50
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Mrs. Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Mrs. Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
 
Slide 2: Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
$29.95
Since the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right. Showcasing African American contributions to American cuisine, the café offers favorite dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, adding modern flavors and contemporary twists on classics. Now both readers and home cooks can partake of the café's bounty: drawing upon traditions of family and fellowship strengthened by shared meals. Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking celebrates African American cooking through recipes served by the café itself and dishes inspired by foods from African American culture.

With 109 recipes, the sumptuous Sweet Home Café Cookbook takes readers on a deliciously unique journey. Presented here are the salads, sides, soups, snacks, sauces, main dishes, breads, and sweets that emerged in America as African, Caribbean, and European influences blended together. Featured recipes include Pea Tendril Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hoppin' John, Sénégalaise Peanut Soup, Maryland Crab Cakes, Jamaican Grilled Jerk Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Pan Roasted Rainbow Trout, Hickory Smoked Pork Shoulder, Chow Chow, Banana Pudding, Chocolate Chess Pie, and many others. More than a collection of inviting recipes, this book illustrates the pivotal—and often overlooked—role that African Americans have played in creating and re-creating American foodways. Offering a deliciously new perspective on African American food and culinary culture, Sweet Home Café Cookbook is an absolute must-have.
 
Slide 3: National Museum of African American History and Culture Ladies Logo Purple Tee and Lavender Cap Combo
National Museum of African American History and Culture Ladies Logo Purple Tee and Lavender Cap Combo
$19.99
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Pretty in purple, this National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Purple Tee Shirt and Lavender Cap Combo celebrates the Smithsonian's newest museum in cute, casual style. The Purple Tee Shirt features both the name of the museum and its mission statement: "A People's Journey. A Nation's Story." The unstructured, low-profile Lavender Cap with slide-tuck closure, the name of the museum and its architectural corona logo. 100% cotton. Imported.
 
Slide 4: Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
$14.95
This fully illustrated guide to the Smithsonian’s newest museum takes visitors on a journey through the richness and diversity of African American culture and the history of a people whose struggles, aspirations, and achievements have shaped the nation. The Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture provides a comprehensive tour of the museum, including its magnificent building and grounds and eleven permanent exhibition galleries dedicated to themes of history, community, and culture. Highlights from the museum’s collection of artifacts and works of art are presented in full-color photographs, accompanied by evocative stories and voices that illuminate the American experience through the African American lens.
 
Slide 5: Barbie Inspiring Women™ Series Katherine Johnson Doll
Barbie Inspiring Women™ Series Katherine Johnson Doll
$65.00
Inspire excellence in math and science with this Barbie Inspiring Women™ Series Katherine Johnson Doll—a Barbie doll representation of African American Katherine Johnson, who flawlessly calculated the trajectory of NASA's first manned space flight, which was accomplished by the "Freedom 7" Mercury capsule. Includes stand. Certificate of authenticity. Plastic, fabric. Imported.
 
Slide 6: African American History and Culture Museum Ladies Corona T-Shirt
African American History and Culture Museum Ladies Corona T-Shirt
$34.00
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Wear this stylish African American History and Culture Museum Ladies Corona T-Shirt and expect to be asked where you got it. Contrasting the rich brown African American History and Culture Museum Ladies Corona T-Shirt is a striking design that reprises the openwork architecture pattern inset within the Museum's exterior corona, or crown. 50% combed cotton, 50% polyester. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 7: National Museum of African American History and Culture Long Sleeve Jersey Shirt
National Museum of African American History and Culture Long Sleeve Jersey Shirt
$50.00
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Casually chic and comfortably oversized, this National Museum of African American History and Culture Long Sleeve Jersey Shirt honors the Smithsonian's newest museum. The name of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and its colorful and artfully lettered acronym (NMAAHC) dramatically prints the back of this National Museum of African American History and Culture Long Sleeve Jersey Shirt. 100% cotton. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 8: African American History and Culture Museum Men's Corona T-Shirt
African American History and Culture Museum Men's Corona T-Shirt
$28.00
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Enjoy the contemporary design aesthetic of this graphic crewneck African American History and Culture Museum Men's Corona T-Shirt. Contrasting the black body of the tee is a striking design that reprises two of the openwork architecture patterns (one, black and white; the other, bronze) inset within the Museum's exterior corona, or crown. Smithsonian Institution logo on back. 100% cotton. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 9: Through the African American Lens
Through the African American Lens
$16.95
From daguerreotype portraits taken before the Civil War to twenty-first century digital prints, the Double Exposure series is a striking visual record of key historical events, cultural touchstones, and private and communal moments that helps to illuminate African American life. In addition to featuring fifty photographs from a broad range of African American experiences, each thematic volume includes introductions by some of the leading historians, activists, photographers, and writers of our times. Through the African American Lens is an introduction to the photography collection, revealing the ways in which African Americans have used activism, community, and culture to fight for social justice and create a better life.
 
Slide 10: Double Exposure African American Women
Double Exposure African American Women
$16.95
Double Exposure: African American Women highlights NMAAHC’s rich collection of striking photographs of African American girls and women, some of whom are cultural icons. This third volume in the Double Exposure series demonstrates the dignity, joy, heartbreak, commitment, and sacrifice of women of all ages and backgrounds by photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Beverly Conley, Robert Galbraith, Ernest C. Withers, Wayne F. Miller, P.H. Polk, Joe Schwartz, and Milton Williams.
 
Slide 11: Double Exposure Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality
Double Exposure Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality
$16.95
Double Exposure: Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality commemorates the ongoing fight to fulfill the promise of freedom and equality for all American citizens, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present. Features powerful images from Leonard Freed’s series, Black in White America, Ernest C. Withers photographs of the Sanitation Workers’ Solidarity March in Nashville, Charles Moore’s documentation of police brutality during the 1963 Birmingham Childrens’ Crusade.
 
Slide 12: Double Exposure Picturing Children
Double Exposure Picturing Children
$16.95
The fourth volume in the series, Double Exposure: Picturing Children features a diverse selection of photographs: spontaneous records of intimate family moments, playtime, and communal activities as well as posed portraits. Photographers include Henry Clay Anderson, Wayne F. Miller, Joe Schwartz, Jamel Shabazz, Milton Williams and Ernest C. Withers. The volume includes short reflections on individual photographs which explore how the images speak not only to past experiences of African American youth, but also to our evolving concepts of childhood, youth engagement in American society and the future.
 
Slide 13: Dream a World Anew
Dream a World Anew
$40.00
Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of America combines informative narratives from leading scholars, curators, and authors with objects from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s collection to present a thorough exploration of African American history and culture. The first half of the book bridges a major gap in our national memory by examining a wide arc of African American history, from Slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Migrations through Segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and beyond. The second half of the book celebrates African American creativity and cultural expressions through art, dance, theater, and literature. Sidebars and profiles of influential figures—including Harriet Tubman, Robert Smalls, Ida B. Wells, Mordecai Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, and many others—provide additional context and interest throughout the book. Dream a World Anew is a powerful book that provides an opportunity to explore and revel in African American history and culture, as well as the chance to see how central African American history is for all Americans.
 
Slide 14: Begin With the Past
Begin With the Past
$29.95
Begin With the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture presents the long history of efforts to build a permanent place to collect, study, and present African American history and culture. In 2003 the museum was officially established at long last, yet the work of the museum was only just beginning. The book traces the appointment of the director, the selection of the site, and the process of conceiving, designing, and constructing a public monument to the achievements and contributions of African Americans. The careful selection of architects, designers, and engineers culminated in a museum that embodies African American sensibilities about space, form, and material and incorporates rich cultural symbols into the design of the building and its surrounding landscape.
 
Slide 15: The National Museum of African American History Culture: A Souvenir Book
The National Museum of African American History Culture: A Souvenir Book
$9.95
The National Museum of African American History & Culture: A Souvenir Book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections. These include a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman; ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved people on ships during the Middle Passage; a dress that Rosa Parks was making shortly before she was arrested; a vintage, open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane; Muhammad Ali's headgear; an 1835 Bill of Sale enslaving a young girl named Polly; and Chuck Berry's Cadillac. These objects tell us the full story of African American history, of triumphs and tragedies and highs and lows.
 
Slide 16: From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave Ship São José
From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave Ship São José
$45.00
A book both factual and personal, From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave Ship São José recounts a portion of African American history as it is being made. Here is the story of the recovery in 2014 of artifacts from the São José, the first known slave ship to be recovered that sank with its human cargo aboard. Finding such a singular lens through which to view the unfathomable scope of the Middle Passage had become a quest for National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) founding director Lonnie Bunch. From No Return chronicles the efforts of NMAAHC and its collaborators to locate the ship and unearth its ungodly objects, including some of the 1,130 iron bars the São José crew used to balance the weight of the ship’s human cargo. The book contains full-page images of these artifacts along with reproductions of the ship’s manifest, the captain’s deposition after the ship capsized in December 1794 off the coast of South Africa, and other archival documents.

Bunch is one of four authors. The others are NMAAHC curator Paul Gardullo and the co-founders of the Slave Wrecks Project, Stephen C. Lubkemann and Jaco Jacqes Boshoff, who repeatedly dived the site. The “journey” that’s referenced in the book’s subtitle is threefold: the recovery of the artifacts; the symbolic return in 2015, by Bunch and the other authors, of those who had perished to their Mozambique homeland; and the personal journeys of the authors themselves as they unspooled this story from the turbulent waters off Cape Town. Each of them bore witness to a moment of discovery that will soon be part of history.

 
Slide 17: National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Auto-OpenClose Travel Umbrella
National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Auto-OpenClose Travel Umbrella
$30.00
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Spread the word, graphically, of the Smithsonian's newest museum with this National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Auto-Open/Close Travel Umbrella. The colorfully and artfully lettered acronym of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) distinctively accents one of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Auto-Open/Close Travel Umbrella's 8 panels. Polyester. Imported.
 
Slide 18: National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Beanie
National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Beanie
$12.00
Celebrate, graphically, the Smithsonian’s newest museum with this National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Beanie. The colorfully and artfully lettered acronym (NMAAHC) for the National Museum of African American History and Culture embroiders the front cuff of this National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Beanie. Acrylic knit. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 19: African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Cuff
African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Cuff
$80.00
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The unique openwork design of this striking African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Cuff replicates the ornamental bronze lattice wrapping the museum's architectural corona shape. Create an ensemble with the matching African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Pendant and Chain and Pierced Earrings. Bronze with antiqued finish. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 20: African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Cufflinks
African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Cufflinks
$50.00
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The unique openwork design of these striking African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Cufflinks replicates the ornamental bronze lattice wrapping the museum's architectural corona shape. Bronze with antiqued finish. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 21: African American History and Culture Museum Plush Bear with Museum Logo T-Shirt
African American History and Culture Museum Plush Bear with Museum Logo T-Shirt
$18.00
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This adorable National Museum of African American History and Culture's Plush Bear with Museum Logo T-Shirt smiles to express his happiness that the Smithsonian Institution's newest Museum, the NMAAHC (National Museum of African American History and Culture) will be opening in fall 2016. Dressed for curated success, this cuddly plush bear sports a replica National Museum of African American History and Culture's Men's Logo T-Shirt with the Museum's acronym NMAAHC colorfully spelled out on the front. Imported.
 
Slide 22: African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Pendant and Chain
African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Pendant and Chain
$50.00
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The unique openwork design of this striking African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Pendant and Chain replicates the ornamental bronze lattice wrapping the museum's architectural corona shape. Create an ensemble with the matching African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Cuff and Pierced Earrings. Bronze with antiqued finish. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 23: African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Keychain
African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Keychain
$18.00
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Etched in solid brass, this African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Keychain with FREEDOM logo is mindfully aesthetic and on-message. The handsome openwork design of this African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Keychain reprises a unique motif ornamenting the Museum's exterior corona, or crown. Hand-buff with a polishing cloth. Store in the sealed bag with anti-tarnish chip. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 24: African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Commemorative Ornament
African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Commemorative Ornament
$25.00
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Celebrate freedom and the opening of the Smithsonian's newest museum with this African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Commemorative Ornament with FREEDOM charm. Etched in brass, the pierced pattern reprises one of the motifs gracing the Museum's architectural corona, or crown. Includes a red ribbon for hanging. Hand-buff with a polishing cloth. Store in the sealed bag with anti-tarnish chip. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 25: National Museum of African American History and Culture Solid Brass Logo Ornament
National Museum of African American History and Culture Solid Brass Logo Ornament
$45.00
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Finished in 24k gold, this National Museum of African American History and Culture Solid Brass Logo Ornament is a graphic celebration of the Smithsonian's 19th and newest museum: The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Perfect for a holiday tree, or year-round display, this joyful ornament colorfully spells out the Museum's initials—NMAAHC. Solid brass. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 26: National Museum of African American History and Culture Set of 2 Logo Mugs
National Museum of African American History and Culture Set of 2 Logo Mugs
$35.00
Generously sized, comfortable to hold, and conveniently stackable, this set of 2 National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Mugs feature the colorfully and artfully lettered acronym of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Ceramic.
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Slide 27: National Museum of African American History and Culture 16 oz Logo Tumbler with Travel Lid
National Museum of African American History and Culture 16 oz Logo Tumbler with Travel Lid
$24.00
Take your favorite beverage with you in this National Museum of African American History and Culture 16 oz. Logo Tumbler with Travel Lid. Designed to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold with minimal condensation, this tumbler with travel lid celebrates the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture by artistically and graphically displaying the Museum’s logo (NMAAHC). Fits most cup holders. Tritan. Dishwasher safe top rack. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 28: Double Exposure Fighting for Freedom
Double Exposure Fighting for Freedom
$16.95
Double Exposure: Fighting for Freedom, the fifth volume in the series Double Exposure, presents 50 images of African Americans in uniform, from the Civil War to the War in Iraq. The selection of photographs, which exemplify stories of patriotism, courage, and dignity, are enriched by the unique perspective of Frank Bolden, Jr., 12th Administrator of NASA and Gail Lumet Buckley, author of American Patriots.
 
Slide 29: African American History and Culture Museum Corona Commemorative Scarf
African American History and Culture Museum Corona Commemorative Scarf
Was: $35.00 Now: $24.99
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Designed exclusively for the Smithsonian Institution, the elegant pattern gracing this African American History and Culture Museum Corona Commemorative Scarf reprises a unique motif in the openwork architecture of the Museum's exterior corona, or crown. Polyester chiffon. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 30: Limited Edition African American History and Culture Museum Corona Rollerball Pen
Limited Edition African American History and Culture Museum Corona Rollerball Pen
The deeply etched, copper-plated brass barrel of this Limited Edition African American History and Culture Museum Corona Rollerball Pen emulates the ornamental bronze-hued metal lattice covering the exterior of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Officially licensed by the Smithsonian Institution, each pen is individually numbered and packaged in a commemorative gift tube, which doubles as a pen stand. (The limited edition number for each pen is printed on the top band just above the clip.) Capless rollerball design. Twist to deploy. Comes pre-loaded with a black ink cartridge. Only takes Schmidt short capless rollerball refill #P-8127. The Smithsonian logo appears on the top of the pen.
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Slide 31: National Museum of African American History and Culture Women's Hooded Logo Sweatshirt
National Museum of African American History and Culture Women's Hooded Logo Sweatshirt
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Casually chic, this National Museum of African American History and Culture Women's Hooded Logo Sweatshirt honors the Smithsonian's newest museum. The name of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and its colorful and artfully lettered acronym (NMAAHC) dramatically print the front of this Women's Hooded Logo Sweatshirt. 50% cotton/50% polyester. Imported.
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Slide 32: African American History and Culture Museum Men's Logo T-Shirt
African American History and Culture Museum Men's Logo T-Shirt
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Spread the word, graphically, of the Smithsonian's newest museum with this National Museum of African American History and Culture's Men's Logo T-Shirt. Ensuring the message is clear, the artfully lettered acronym of this National Museum of African American History and Culture's Men's Logo T-Shirt is colorfully spelled out for all to see. 100% pre-shrunk American-made cotton. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 33: National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Baseball Cap
National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Baseball Cap
Graphically celebrate the Smithsonian’s newest museum with this retro-style National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Baseball Cap. The front of this structured, retro-style Baseball Cap features lofted embroidery of the museum’s colorful and artfully lettered acronym (NMAAHC). National Museum of African American History and Culture is embroidered in white on the cap’s back. Flat brim. Washed wool twill. Imported.
 
Slide 34: National Museum of African American History and Culture Corona Logo Tee Shirt and Baseball Cap Combo
National Museum of African American History and Culture Corona Logo Tee Shirt and Baseball Cap Combo
A fun way to celebrate the Smithsonian’s newest museum, this National Museum of African American History and Culture Corona Logo Tee Shirt and Baseball Cap Combo features the tiered-corona logo of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Tee superimposes the name of the museum over the corona logo and includes its mission statement: “A People’s Journey. A Nation’s Story.” The Baseball Cap positions the logo and the museum name side by side. Imported. The Tee Shirt is 100% pre-shrunk cotton jersey and printed in the U.S.A. The Baseball Cap is 100% cotton.
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Slide 35: African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Pierced Earrings
African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Pierced Earrings
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The unique openwork design of these striking African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Pierced Earrings replicates the ornamental bronze lattice wrapping the museum's architectural corona shape. Create an ensemble with the matching African American History and Culture Museum Bronze Corona Pendant and Chain and Cuff. Bronze with antiqued finish. Made in the U.S.A.
 
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