New Museums in 2016 – African American History & Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, D.C.)
Opens Fall 2016
Museum, African American, Smithsonian

Devoted to the diversity, culture and richness of African American history, NMAAHC evolved from an exhibit space at the National Museum of American History. Though it won’t open until the fall, the museum is already hosting a spate of events to start the conversation the museum itself will continue in depth.

Pieces in the museum’s collection of 33,000 artifacts include objects from a sunken slave ship, a segregated rail car, Harriet Tubman’s hymn book, Chuck Berry’s Cadillac convertible, a guard tower from Angola Prison in Louisiana and items from #BlackLivesMatter protests.

courtesy of:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/

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