Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Author Nat'l Museum African American Hist/Cult
ISBN-10 9781588345936
Release 2017
Pages 160
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"A colorful guide introducing the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--



Begin with the Past

Begin with the Past Author Mabel O. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781588345691
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 144
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"The story of the vision behind and building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--



National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture Author Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
ISBN-10 9781588345707
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 64
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This 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. This book, like the museum it represents, uses artifacts of African American history and culture as a lens into what it means to be an American.



Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Official Guide to the Smithsonian  4th Edition Author Smithsonian Institution
ISBN-10 9781588345431
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 240
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.



Dream a World Anew

Dream a World Anew Author Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
ISBN-10 9781588345684
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 288
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"In association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture."



How to Build a Museum

How to Build a Museum Author Tonya Bolden
ISBN-10 9780698403826
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 64
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Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is truly groundbreaking! The first national museum whose mission is to illuminate for all people, the rich, diverse, complicated, and important experiences and contributions of African Americans in America is opening. And the history of NMAAHC--the last museum to be built on the National Mall--is the history of America. The campaign to set up a museum honoring black citizens is nearly 100 years old; building the museum itelf and assembling its incredibly far-reaching collections is a modern story that involves all kinds of people, from educators and activists, to politicians, architects, curators, construction workers, and ordinary Americans who donated cherished belongings to be included in NMAAHC's thematically-organized exhibits. Award-winning author Tonya Bolden has written a fascinating chronicle of how all of these ideas, ambitions, and actual objects came together in one incredible museum. Includes behind-the-scenes photos of literally "how to build a museum" that holds everything from an entire segregated railroad car to a tiny West African amulet worn to ward off slave traders.



Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Official Guide to the Smithsonian  4th Edition Author Smithsonian Institution
ISBN-10 9781588345424
Release 2016-04
Pages 240
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.



Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites Author Max A. van Balgooy
ISBN-10 9780759122802
Release 2014-12-24
Pages 210
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In this landmark guide, nearly two dozen essays by scholars, educators, and museum leaders suggest the next steps in the interpretation of African American history and culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century at history museums and historic sites. This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. Case studies of exhibitions, tours, and school programs from around the country provide practical inspiration, including photographs of projects and examples of exhibit label text. Highlights include: Amanda Seymour discusses the prevalence of "false nostalgia" at the homes of the first five presidents and offers practical solutions to create a more inclusive, nuanced history. Dr. Bernard Powers reveals that African American church records are a rich but often overlooked source for developing a more complete portrayal of individuals and communities. Dr. David Young, executive director of Cliveden, uses his experience in reinterpreting this National Historic Landmark to identify four ways that people respond to a history that has been too often untold, ignored, or appropriated—and how museums and historic sites can constructively respond. Dr. Matthew Pinsker explains that historic sites may be missing a huge opportunity in telling the story of freedom and emancipation by focusing on the underground railroad rather than its much bigger "upper-ground" counterpart. Martha Katz-Hyman tackles the challenges of interpreting the material culture of both enslaved and free African Americans in the years before the Civil War by discussing the furnishing of period rooms. Dr. Benjamin Filene describes three "micro-public history" projects that lead to new ways of understanding the past, handling source limitations, building partnerships, and reaching audiences. Andrea Jones shares her approach for engaging students through historical simulations based on the "Fight for Your Rights" school program at the Atlanta History Center. A exhibit on African American Vietnam War veterans at the Heinz History Center not only linked local and international events, but became an award-winning model of civic engagement. A collaboration between a university and museum that began as a local history project interpreting the Scottsboro Boys Trial as a website and brochure ended up changing Alabama law. A list of national organizations and an extensive bibliography on the interpretation of African American history provide convenient gateways to additional resources.



OFCL GT NMNH 2004 PB

OFCL GT NMNH 2004 PB Author Smithsonian Institution
ISBN-10 9781588341099
Release 2004-04-17
Pages 158
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A tour of one of the most famous museums in the world features its history and a look behind the scenes, as well as an in-depth exploration of the various exhibits and essential information such as phone numbers and hours designed to make any visit a success. Original.



Long Road to Hard Truth

Long Road to Hard Truth Author Robert Wilkins
ISBN-10 0997910402
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 160
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In Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Robert L. Wilkins tells the story of how his curiosity about why there wasn't a national museum dedicated to African American history and culture became an obsession-eventually leading him to quit his job as an attorney when his wife was seven months pregnant with their second child, and make it his mission to help the museum become a reality. Long Road to Hard Truth chronicles the early history, when staunch advocates sought to create a monument for Black soldiers fifty years after the end of the Civil War and in response to the pervasive indignities of the time, including lynching, Jim Crow segregation, and the slander of the racist film Birth of a Nation. The movement soon evolved to envision creating a national museum, and Wilkins follows the endless obstacles through the decades, culminating in his honor of becoming a member of the Presidential Commission that wrote the plan for creating the museum and how, with support of both Black and White Democrats and Republicans, Congress finally authorized the museum. In September 2016, exactly 100 years after the movement to create it began, the Smithsonian will open the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The book's title is inspired in part by James Baldwin, who testified in Congress in 1968 that "My history... contains the truth about America. It is going to be hard to teach it." Long Road to Hard Truth concludes that this journey took 100 years because many in America are unwilling to confront the history of America's legacy of slavery and discrimination, and that the only reason this museum finally became a reality is that an unlikely, bipartisan coalition of political leaders had the courage and wisdom to declare that America could not, and should not, continue to evade the hard truth.



Fighting for Freedom

Fighting for Freedom Author Gail Lumet Buckley
ISBN-10 1911282018
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 72
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Features images and portraits of African Americans in uniform, from the 1860's, World Wars I and II to the present.



A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture

A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture Author Heather Ewing
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080870507
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 176
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A tour of the structurally relevant buildings comprising the Smithsonian reveals how they represent key historical periods as well as the works of major architects; in an accessibly priced reference that includes coverage of the National Mall and is complemented by behind-the-scenes anecdotes and black-and-white photography. Original.



Picturing Children

Picturing Children Author Marian Wright Edelman
ISBN-10 1907804757
Release 2016-06-12
Pages 64
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Features images which speak to past, present and future experiences of African American youth.



Awkwafina s NYC

Awkwafina s NYC Author Nora Lum
ISBN-10 9780804185370
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 188
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Walking shoes? Check. Metrocard? Check. Sombrero? (Just a suggestion.) ONWARD! Let Awkwafina—the Queens-born rap artist of “NYC Bitches” fame—be your guide to the hidden gems of New York City (natives, we’re talking to you, too.) with 10 walking tour adventures that you don’t need a trust fund to enjoy. Travel back in time exploring revolutionary-era Tottenville or Louis Armstrong's house in Corona. Gorge yourself on the haute-cuisine of the street-savvy, from authentic pierogi in Little Poland to steam dumplings in Flushing. Roll with Awkwafina, and she’ll show you the neighborhoods you never knew you were missing (and a few you were missing the point of). This edition includes enhaced features that allow you to connect to a map from each checkpoint and plot your next moves at the click of a button.



Official Guide to the Smithsonian Third Ed

Official Guide to the Smithsonian  Third Ed Author Smithsonian Institution
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215330478
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 232
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Introduces the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex, poviding floor plans for the various branches, information on hours, public transportation, tours, special attractions for children, and highlights from some of its major exhibits.



National Geographic Walking Washington DC

National Geographic Walking Washington  DC Author Barbara Noe Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781426217753
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 192
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See the best of Washington with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Washington, D.C., is full of information about the city and its people.



A Guide to Smithsonian Gardens

A Guide to Smithsonian Gardens Author Carole Ottesen
ISBN-10 9781588343000
Release 2011
Pages 163
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A beautifully illustrated guide to the colorful gardens that surround the Smithsonian museums along the National Mall, each unique in its design, plant materials, and purpose. Many visitors are surprised to learn that the Smithsonian Institution includes extensive gardens and landscape areas. All have been designed to complement the museums they border and to enhance the overall museum experience. Imagine having the Smithsonian's resources and knowledge to solve the problems that confront every gardener: holding four-season interest, experimenting with exotic plants, designing a garden that reflects the architecture around it, creating a contemplative space, recreating historic or themed gardens, and much more. The Smithsonian Gardens are wide ranging: gardens that reflect distinct cultural influences; a rose garden; an intimate, four-season wonder filled with a vast selection of plants; an ever-changing backdrop and contemplative haven for viewing large-scale works of art; an eco-sensitive Native American habitat considered an extension of the building; an urban space dedicated to butterfly gardening; historical gardens that reflect the classic American flower garden and the Victory gardens of World War II; a classical oasis that invites reflection and contemplation; a historic courtyard turned all-season favorite with architectural pinache; the greenhouses that support these gardens and the museums with orchid displays, seasonal interest, and plant materials; and a garden collection that includes both furniture displayed in garden settings and extensive collections documenting historic and contemporary American gardens.