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Slide 0: Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice
$18.99
A collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists. Historically poets have been on the forefront of social movements. Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice is a collection of poems by women of color that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out.

With Theodore Taylor's bright, emotional art and writing from Mahogany Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood, kids will be inspired to create their own art and poems to express how they see justice and injustice.
 
Slide 1: Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
$35.00
Discover New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Vashti Harrison and bold and visionary women in history in this beautiful boxed set of Little Leaders and Little Dreamers: Bold and Visionary Women Around the World.

These beautifully illustrated books introduce readers of all ages to 80 women who changed the world. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History features 40 trailblazing black women in American history, and Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World features 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, filmmaker Julie Dash, painter Mary Blair, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu.

Also included in this must-have set is an exclusive, signed print.
 
Slide 2: Think Big, Little One
Think Big, Little One
$8.99
Think Big, Little One is a beautifully illustrated board book edition of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison. It is a beautiful first book to teach your little dreamers to follow all their biggest ideas.

Featuring 18 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, this adaptation of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World introduces trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, and architect Zaha Hadid. The irresistible full-color illustrations show the dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so readers know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.
 
Slide 3: White Fragility
White Fragility
$16.00
In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (foreword written by Michael Eric Dyson), anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people'" (Claudia Rankine).

Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is an in-depth exploration where DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
 
Slide 4: Stamped from the Beginning
Stamped from the Beginning
$19.99
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America is from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Anti-Racist, the National Book Award-winning masterwork revealing how racist ideas were created, spread, and became deeply rooted in American society.

Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America—it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.

As Kendi shows, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. They were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial inequities. In shedding light on this history, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he gives us reason to hope.
 
Slide 5: NMAAHC Men's Navy Quarter-Zip Jacket
NMAAHC Men's Navy Quarter-Zip Jacket
$54.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This NMAAHC Men's Navy Quarter-Zip Jacket is a Champion® heather jersey long-sleeved jacket featuring the NMAAHC logo. Zippered front and the zipper has plastic coil teeth. The zipper slider and puller are metal which are lead and nickel free. 80% polyester, 20% cotton. Made in Jordan.
 
Slide 6: Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
$17.99
In Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment, a visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry's young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait.

When she came face-to-face with Amy Sherald's transcendent portrait of Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn't just see the First Lady of the United States. She saw a queen—one with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty, and truth who captured this young girl's imagination. When a nearby museum-goer snapped a photo of a mesmerized Parker, it became an internet sensation. Inspired by this visit, Parker, and her mother, Jessica Curry, tell the story of a young girl and her family, whose trip to a museum becomes an extraordinary moment, in a moving picture book.

Parker Looks Up follows Parker, along with her baby sister and her mother, and her best friend Gia and Gia's mother, as they walk the halls of a museum, seeing paintings of everyone and everything from George Washington Carver to Frida Kahlo, exotic flowers to graceful ballerinas. Then, Parker walks by Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama... and almost passes it. But she stops... and looks up! Parker saw the possibility and promise, the hopes and dreams of herself in this powerful painting of Michelle Obama. An everyday moment became an extraordinary one... that continues to resonate its power, inspiration, and indelible impact. Because, as Jessica Curry said, "anything is possible regardless of race, class, or gender."
 
Slide 7: Frederick Douglass Bust
Frederick Douglass Bust
$28.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This exclusive Frederick Douglass Bust will add inspirational charm and dignity to your desk, bookshelf, office, or other place where you may want to pay tribute to this American hero. Bronze tone. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 8: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
$17.99
A provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in America for Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as "How should I react here, as a professional black person?" and "Will this white person's potato salad kill me?" are forever relevant.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: An Memoir in Essays chronicles Young's efforts to survive while battling and making sense of the various neuroses his country has given him. It's a condition that's sometimes stretched to absurd limits, provoking the angst that made him question if he was any good at the "being straight" thing, as if his sexual orientation was something he could practice and get better at, like a crossover dribble move or knitting; creating the farce where, as a teen, he wished for a white person to call him a racial slur just so he could fight him and have a great story about it; and generating the surreality of watching gentrification transform.
 
Slide 9: NMAAHC Men's Navy Shorts
NMAAHC Men's Navy Shorts
$34.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

These NMAAHC Men's Navy Shorts are from Champion® and feature open hole Tricot lining with the NMAAHC logo. Waistband is elastic, exposed quick cord with branding inside waist. It has Tricot mesh side pockets. 100% polyester. Made in El Salvador.
 
Slide 10: Maya Angelou Bust
Maya Angelou Bust
$40.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This exclusive and inspirational Maya Angelou Bust celebrates the beloved poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 11: You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World
You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World
$17.99
From the author of the New York Times bestselling The Gutsy Girl comes an inspiring, instructional and fun guide for kid activists.

Passionate about politics? Dedicated to saving the environment? Outspoken about animal rights? No matter the cause, kids can make a difference! You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World features change-maker tips as well as anecdotes of young activists around the globe and throughout history. The suggested activist tactics covered range from tweaking everyday habits—like the sisters who call themselves the Plastic Patrol and convinced their family to stop using grocery bags and straws—to stretching to achieve something extraordinary—like the teen who used food waste to invent a water purification system.

Told in Caroline Paul's trademark breezy voice and including Lauren Tamaki's delightful spot illustrations and tons of DIY activities, this is the ultimate practical—and fun!—manual for kids looking to change the world.
 
Slide 12: We Are Not Yet Equal
We Are Not Yet Equal
$10.99
A compelling and timely young adult adaptation of the book that took the world by storm, New York Times bestseller White Rage. Carol Anderson's White Rage asserted that as America achieves progress toward black equality, the systemic response is a racist backlash that rolls back wins.

This adaptation for teens, We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide examines five of these moments: Reconstruction led to Jim Crow laws; Brown v. Board of Education led to the closing of Southern public schools; the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act led to the disenfranchisement of millions and a War on Drugs that disproportionally targeted blacks; and the election of President Obama led to violence including the death of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as well as the election of Donald Trump.

This adaptation is written in a narrative style with additional historical context, and features archival images, a discussion guide, and resources for further reading.
 
Slide 13: Kid Activists
Kid Activists
$13.99
Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world's greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems—often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances.

Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school. Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page.

The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.
 
Slide 14: Michelle Obama Bust
Michelle Obama Bust
$40.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This exclusive Michelle Obama Bust celebrates the former first lady and was created for use with the WhereAreTheWomen? Kickstarter. This group was raising awareness for the lack of female representation in the form of statues, busts, and most public art. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 15: How To Be An Anti-Racist
How To Be An Anti-Racist
$27.00
Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of anti-racism re-energizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America—but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How To Be An Anti-Racist, Kendi asks us to think about what an anti-racist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

In this book, Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to anti-racism. How To Be An Anti-Racist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
 
Slide 16: Basquiat Crown Women's T-Shirt
Basquiat Crown Women's T-Shirt
$24.00
Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the 1980s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. This Basquiat Crown Women's T-Shirt is 100% cotton. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 17: NMAAHC Jigsaw Puzzle
NMAAHC Jigsaw Puzzle
$12.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This NMAAHC Jigsaw Puzzle is great fun for the entire family! 160 interlocking pieces come together to show the exterior of the museum with the Washington Monument in the background. Puzzle size when assembled: 10.5" x 6.5". Ages 12 and up. Recycled cardboard/paper. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 18: Corona Umbrella
Corona Umbrella
$30.00
This Corona Umbrella features the Corona (metal outside "screen") of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's architecture. Auto open/close, metal frame, and plastic handle. 100% polyester. Made in China.
 
Slide 19: Brave. Black. First.
Brave. Black. First.
$18.99
Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World was published in collaboration with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Discover over 50 remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.

• Harriet Tubman guided the way.
• Rosa Parks sat for equality.
• Aretha Franklin sang from the soul.
• Serena Williams bested the competition.
• Michelle Obama transformed the White House.
• Black women everywhere have changed the world!

This illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of over 50 African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better. They were fearless. They were bold. They were game changers.
 
Slide 20: I Am Enough
I Am Enough
$18.99
"We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it."

I Am Enough is the perfect debut picture book for our times: a lyrical ode to self-confidence and kindness, for girls from every background and every color, from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo. With vibrant artwork that shows girls of diverse body shapes and skin tones, this is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.
 
Slide 21: A Is for All the Things You Are
A Is for All the Things You Are
$9.95
A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book is an alphabet board book developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture that celebrates what makes us unique as individuals and connects us as humans. This lively and colorful book introduces young readers, from infants to age seven, to 26 key traits they can explore and cultivate as they grow. Each letter offers a description of the trait, a question inviting the reader to examine how he or she experiences it in daily life, and lively illustrations. The book supports understanding and development of each child's healthy racial identity, the joy of human diversity and inclusion, a sense of justice, and children's capacity to act for their own and others' fair treatment.

Author Anna Forgerson Hindley is the supervisory coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Initiative at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her work focuses on supporting positive identity development for all young children. Illustrator Keturah A. Bobo is a BFA graduate from the Columbus College of Art and Design and known for her vibrant illustrations. Her first picture book, I Am Enough by Grace Byers, was a New York Times best-seller.
 
Slide 22: A Child's Introduction to African American History
A Child's Introduction to African American History
$19.99
A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country is a comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments from African American history—from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement—by award-winning author Jabari Asim.

Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom to reveal a fact-filled history of African American history through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You'll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970's.

You'll experience the passionate speeches, marches, and movements of the Civil Rights era along with and the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many others. Along the way there are dozens of profiles of political trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress in 1968; dominant athletes like Tiger Woods who, in 1995, was only the second African American to play in a Masters golf tournament which he went on to win in 1997; popular musicians like Miles Davis, one the most influential artists of the 20th Century; and inspiring writers like Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

Filled with beautiful illustrations by Lynn Gaines that bring these figures and events to life, plus a removable historical timeline poster, A Child's Introduction to African American History is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to this often overlooked yet immensely important part of American history.
 
Slide 23: Young, Gifted and Black
Young, Gifted and Black
$23.99
In Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes From Past and Present, icons of color from the past and present are featured in this celebration of inspirational achievement—a collection of stories about change-makers to encourage, inspire, and empower the next generation of change-makers. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colorful and celebratory illustrations.

Written in the spirit of Nina Simone's song "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and change-makers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented, and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream... whatever it may be.
 
Slide 24: Who Is Barack Obama?
Who Is Barack Obama?
$5.99
As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography, Who Is Barack Obama?, is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in author Roberta Edwards' best-selling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.
 
Slide 25: Sulwe
Sulwe
$17.99
Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book Sulwe, actress Lupita Nyong'o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. Illustrated by Vashti Harrison.
 
Slide 26: The Story of Ruby Bridges
The Story of Ruby Bridges
$6.99
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback re-issue of The Story of Ruby Bridges!

The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Told with Robert Coles' powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition with an updated afterword!
 
Slide 27: 28 Days
28 Days
$18.99
With a story for every day of Black History Month, this innovative portrayal of those who struggled and strived to shape African-American history stuns with Charles Smith's powerful words and gorgeous illustrations by award-winning artist Shane Evans. Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history: from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C.J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president. 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country.
 
Slide 28: Princess Hair
Princess Hair
$7.99
Debut author-illustrator Sharee Miller's self-affirming picture book, Princess Hair, celebrates different shapes, textures, and styles of black hair. From dreadlocks, to blowouts, to braids (and more!), Miller shines a spotlight on the beauty and diversity of black hair with playful, colorful illustrations and an endearing text with great read-aloud quality...

Princesses with head wraps take long naps.
Princesses with curls wear pearls.
And princesses with teeny-weeny afros wear teeny-weeny bows.
 
Slide 29: Black Panther: This Is Black Panther
Black Panther: This Is Black Panther
$4.99
In Black Panther: This Is Black Panther, learn how T'Challa, an African prince, protects his nation and becomes the Super Hero Black Panther. The Marvel World of Reading line of early readers is designed to offer reluctant readers books that they will want to read by featuring characters they love.
 
Slide 30: Spider-Man: Spider-Verse - Miles Morales
Spider-Man: Spider-Verse - Miles Morales
$9.99
In Spider-Man: Spider-Verse - Miles Morales, get to know Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of two worlds! In the wake of Peter Parker's death in the Ultimate Universe, brave young Miles steps forward with his own incredible arachnid-like abilities to live up to the Spider-Man legacy! Meet Miles' best friend Ganke, his parents Rio Morales and Jefferson Davis, and his uncle Aaron—but watch out, Miles, he's your Earth's Prowler! Jefferson has his secrets, too—but what do they have to do with S.H.I.E.L.D.? Then, Miles' life is turned upside down when he and his loved ones find themselves part of the Marvel Universe! But how can one teen hero stand in the way of the demonic Blackheart when the Avengers fall?
 
Slide 31: Miles Morales: Spider-Man Vol. 1
Miles Morales: Spider-Man Vol. 1
$17.99
Miles Morales swings back into the spotlight! Balancing a normal life, school, friends, family and super-heroing has never been easy for Miles, but when the rampaging Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn for the young Spider-Man! And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. What mystery lurks under the surface of this newest villainous uprising? Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and Young Gun Javier Garrón (Ant-Man & The Wasp) bring you the latest and greatest adventures of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe in Miles Morales: Spider-Man Vol. 1, Straight Out of Brooklyn!
 
Slide 32: Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
$30.00
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Random House presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, including a never-before-published work titled, Amazement Awaits. From her reflection on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'for I Diiieto her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela, every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry.
 
Slide 33: Tough Love
Tough Love
$30.00
Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor in this New York Times bestseller. Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice powerfully connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, she now shares the wisdom she learned along the way. Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, DC, she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her. Intimate, sometimes humorous, but always candid, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For makes an urgent appeal to the American public to bridge our dangerous domestic divides in order to preserve our democracy and sustain our global leadership.
 
Slide 34: The Color of Law
The Color of Law
$17.95
Widely heralded as a "masterful" (The Washington Post) and "essential" (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America offers "the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation" (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, "virtually indispensable" study that has already transformed our understanding of 20th-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
 
Slide 35: The Mis-Education of the Negro
The Mis-Education of the Negro
$9.95
In 1933, American historian and educator Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric" school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage. In issuing this challenge, Woodson laid the foundation for more progressive and egalitarian educational institutions.

The thoughts Woodson expressed in addresses and articles formed the basis for this work, The Mis-Education of the Negro, described by The New York Times as a challenging book that "throws down the gauntlet to those who have had anything to do with Negro education, whether of white or black race."

The founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Woodson was also the author of more than 16 books and the founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin. The Mis-Education of the Negro is a landmark work that remains essential reading for educators and everyone who seeks to understand the African-American experience.
 
Slide 36: The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium
The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium
$19.99
During the dangerous days of Jim Crow segregation, it was difficult to be an African-American traveler, as hotels that would take you or restaurants that would serve you were few and far between. This was addressed by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual listing of lodging, diners, gas stations, and other businesses that could handle the needs of the Black customer. Created in 1936 by Harlem-based postman Victor H. Green, the Green Book served the public until after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in the 1960's ended legal segregation. In The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium you can see all the articles, all the ads, and all the listings from four editions of the Green Book: 1938, 1947, 1954, and 1963-1964, one for each decade in which the series was published—and all of it reproduced at about 50% larger than the original size, for easier reading.
 
Slide 37: A Fool's Errand
A Fool's Errand
$29.95
* INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE SIGNED BOOKPLATE BY SMITHSONIAN SECRETARY LONNIE BUNCH *

A Fool's Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump is founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read.

In A Fool's Errand, founding director Lonnie Bunch tells his story of bringing his clear vision and leadership to bear to realize this shared dream of many generations of Americans. His memoir underscores his determination to create a museum that treats the black experience as an essential component of every American's identity.

This inside account of how Bunch planned, managed, and executed the museum's mission informs and inspires not only readers working in museums, cultural institutions, and activist groups, but also those in the nonprofit and business worlds who wish to understand how to succeed—and do it spectacularly—in the face of major political, structural, and financial challenges.
 
Slide 38: We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity
We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity
$19.95
We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity is a richly illustrated commemoration of African Americans' roles in World War I highlighting how the wartime experience reshaped their lives and their communities after they returned home. This stunning book presents artifacts, medals, and photographs alongside powerful essays that together highlight the efforts of African Americans during World War I. The book also presents the work of black citizens on the home front. Together their efforts laid the groundwork for later advances in the civil rights movement.

We Return Fighting reminds readers not only of the central role of African American soldiers in the war that first made their country a world power. It also reveals the way the conflict shaped African American identity and lent fuel to their longstanding efforts to demand full civil rights and to stake their place in the country's cultural and political landscape.
 
Slide 39: 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 40: 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.
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Slide 41: 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 42: 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.
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Slide 43: 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 44: 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 45: 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 46: 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 47: 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 48: 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. Made in China.
 
Slide 49: 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 50: 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 51: Poetic Etched Hoop Earrings
Poetic Etched Hoop Earrings
$120.00
Sculptural, organic, artisanal. Slightly irregular hoops by designer Alicia Goodwin are textured with delicate etching. 22k gold-plated cast brass. Vermeil earwires. These Poetic Etched Hoop Earrings are handcrafted in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 52: Blossom Reticulated Drop Earrings
Blossom Reticulated Drop Earrings
$135.00
Sculptural and organic Blossom Reticulated Drop Earrings by designer Alicia Goodwin have been reticulated to create beautiful ripples in the 22k gold-plated brass. Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 53: Midnight Crescent Etched Cutout Pendant Necklace
Midnight Crescent Etched Cutout Pendant Necklace
$200.00
This Midnight Crescent Etched Cutout Pendant Necklace is a sculptural beauty from designer Alicia Goodwin fashioned in 22k gold-plated etched cast brass. Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 54: Ultrasonic Flight Etched Cutout Earrings
Ultrasonic Flight Etched Cutout Earrings
$135.00
Long and surprisingly lightweight, these Ultrasonic Flight Etched Cutout Earrings from designer Alicia Goodwin are fashioned in 22k gold-plated etched brass. Vermeil earwires. Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 55: Hand-Painted Striped Cube Candle
Hand-Painted Striped Cube Candle
$25.00
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Ambiance. Hand-poured candles of fully refined wax are hand-painted in colorful stripes by artisans in a small village east of Cape Town, South Africa. Cotton wicks. Dripless. This Hand-Painted Striped Cube Candle has a burn time of over 45 hours. Hand-painted, each will vary slightly.
 
Slide 56: Hand-Painted Striped Pillar Candle
Hand-Painted Striped Pillar Candle
$30.00
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Ambiance. Hand-poured candles of fully refined wax are hand-painted in colorful stripes by artisans in a small village east of Cape Town, South Africa. Cotton wicks. Dripless. This Hand-Painted Striped Pillar Candle has a burn time of over 75 hours. Hand-painted, each will vary slightly.
 
Slide 57: Rainbow Spiral Warming Basket
Rainbow Spiral Warming Basket
$60.00
This traditional Rainbow Spiral Warming Basket is woven with locally harvested cattail stalks and plastic strips by a network of Wolof women in Senegal. They are often used to keep food warm as a towel is used to line the inside and food is wrapped in the towel and the lid is secured to help keep it warm. Handcrafted, each will vary slightly.
 
Slide 58: 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 59: African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Keychain
African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Keychain
Was: $18.00 Now: $7.99
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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 60: 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
Was: $24.00 Now: $7.99
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 61: National Museum of African American History and Culture Solid Brass Logo Ornament
National Museum of African American History and Culture Solid Brass Logo Ornament
Was: $45.00 Now: $22.49
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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.