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Slide 0: Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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 1: African American History and Culture Museum Ladies Corona T-Shirt
African American History and Culture Museum Ladies Corona T-Shirt
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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 2: 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 3: National Museum of African American History and Culture Long Sleeve Jersey Shirt
National Museum of African American History and Culture Long Sleeve Jersey Shirt
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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 4: African American History and Culture Museum Men's Corona T-Shirt
African American History and Culture Museum Men's Corona T-Shirt
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 5: 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 6: Through the African American Lens
Through the African American Lens
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 7: Double Exposure African American Women
Double Exposure African American Women
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 8: Double Exposure Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality
Double Exposure Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality
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 9: Double Exposure Picturing Children
Double Exposure Picturing Children
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 10: Dream a World Anew
Dream a World Anew
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 11: Begin With the Past
Begin With the Past
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.
 
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