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Slide 0: 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 1: 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 2: 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
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Pretty in purple, this National Museum of African American History & 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: African American History and Culture Museum Ladies Corona T-Shirt
African American History and Culture Museum Ladies Corona T-Shirt
$34.00
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

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 6: 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
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

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 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
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

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
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

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: African American History and Culture Museum Men's Logo T-Shirt
African American History and Culture Museum Men's Logo T-Shirt
Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

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 10: 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 11: 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.
 
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