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  • Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul

    Detroit, MI

    December 23, 2018 - April 20, 2019

    Aretha Franklin—The Queen of Soul! Described by many as family oriented, very private, a Diva, hard working, shy, down to earth,

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The History, Presence, and Possibility of Black Museums

Enrollment is now open for the Smithsonian Institution’s new online course, The History, Presence, and Possibility of Black Museums. The course will be offered online though the Harvard extension program for continuing education beginning January 30 – March 9, 2019. The last day to register without a late fee is Jan. 27, 2019.  

Explore Museum Careers with a Paid Internship or Fellowship

As part of the Robert Frederick Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will select and provide funding for interns who will receive training on how to identify, document, curate, and digitize artifacts reflecting African American History. These opportunities will be located onsite at NMAAHC and offsite

2019 AACHAF National Grant Program Invites Letters of Intent

The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is supporting and empowering grassroots and diverse communities to tell our nation’s full history. The Letter of Intent submission process is officially open for 2019 Action Fund grants. Launched in partnership with national foundations, the Action Fund is providing direct investment in African American preservation projects, which are often undervalued and

NEH Black Book Interactive Project

The Black Book Interactive Project is an NEH-funded collaborative research project seeking to increase the number of black-authored texts in the study of digital humanities. By generating a metadata schema that accounts for race and race-related issues, we will correct the digital divide in black-authored texts. Scholar Program information and application available HERE Application Deadline is January