Step Afrika! Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

Step Afrika! returns to the virtual theater to commemorate Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) as the day that federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure that all enslaved people were freed, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Premiering three unique works, Trane, Little Rock Nine and The Movement; Step Afrika!’s virtual celebration honors and embodies the


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Volunteer Open House

Come learn about volunteer opportunities including: Herb Guild Hearth-Cooking Guild Education & Public Programming Museum Docent Archive Digitization Program Oral History Program Helping with Research Requests C O N T A C T : 540-967 - 597 5 / V O LU N TEE R@L O UIS A H IST O R Y. O RG

Exhibition Opening: “Evicted” at Jackson State University

In April 2018, the National Building Museum opened a new, “eye-opening” exhibition exploring the causes and impacts of eviction, based on Matthew Desmond’s award-winning book Evicted. Since then, thousands of people have come through the show to learn more about the national eviction crisis.   A stable place to call home is one of the best

Telling the Story of COVID-19 and Eviction

The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University will host a conversation on "Telling the Story of COVID-19 and Eviction" with Bracey Harris, NBC News, and Nick Judin, Mississippi Free Press, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 12, via Facebook Live. Robert Luckett, Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University,

Media … The Power of the Press

Join Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site Cultural Resource Division final summer virtual workshop on the Power of the Press. In this presentation, Retired Broadcast Journalist Barbara Mays, will demonstrate and provide us with the different media sources that were used to get the word out on Voting Suppression and how it alerted a Nation of what

Webinar: Black History is American History: Centering the Long Civil Rights Struggle in DC Area Parks

From the National Park Service: The National Capital Area History Program, in partnership with the Organization of American Historians, is pleased to invite you to register for “Black History is American History: Centering the Long Civil Rights Struggle in DC Area Parks” Register at . The virtual event will be held next Tuesday, August 17, at 1 PM EST.

Virtual Screening: Afrikan by Way of American

Afrikan by Way of American will be screened virtually on August 20th, 21st and 22nd 6pm each night. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please click this link to watch.

Webinar: Communities for Immunity Informational

For those who were unable to attend last week’s session, a follow up webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 24, at 3PM EDT. Communities for Immunity is an initiative supporting the work of museums and libraries in engaging their communities in COVID-19 vaccine confidence. Communities for Immunity invites eligible institutions to submit proposals for funding efforts

In Plain Sight: African Americans at Andersonville National Historic Site.

Please a presentation of the "In Plain Sight: African Americans at Andersonville National Historic Site." This special history study explores the relationship between African Americans in Southwest Georgia and Andersonville from the Civil War to the present. Register here:

Register: In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism, and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice

Dates: Wed. Sept. 29 through Fri Oct. 1, 2021 Register: Website: Description: Many universities are examining their histories and discovering their connections to slave labor and Indigenous dispossession. This symposium, hosted by Emory University, will highlight the ongoing efforts and research in the areas of slavery, dispossession, and restorative justice, with a focus

Webinar: Just Do It! Grassroots Advocacy for Preservation

Grassroots advocacy is changing the face of American politics and the direction of policy. Learn how stories, documentation, and outreach can be turned into action plans for preservation. Hear grassroots leaders share how they used unconventional tools and government funding to protect valuable community resources. Be inspired by their experiences to jump into action to

Live @ the Lewis with WEAA Radio – Dear Mama: Tupac’s Homage to Black Mothers

Join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and WEAA’s Today with Dr. Kaye Radio Show in a live on-air discussion of Tupac’s iconic hip hop song Dear Mama. The first segment will include a conversation analyzing Tupac’s lyrics with Dr. Jeff Menzise, professor of clinical psychology at Morgan State University. In the second segment Dr. Kaye Whitehead will interview Black

Building Your Future in a Changing Museum World

Museums are powered by professionals with wide-ranging backgrounds—from historians and scientists to accountants, attorneys, computer programmers, and graphic designers. Join staff members from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and Smithsonian Gardens for an engaging virtual conversation about the changing landscape of the museum field and the need for greater diversity among the professional staff.

Register – Module 7: Video Production Tools

Intro Session: Get Inspired for Video Production October 7, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET Beginner Level Presenters: Megan Smith, K-12 Curriculum and Digital Learning Specialist, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Wyoming; and Nancy Strickland Fields, M.A., (Lumbee), Director/Curator, Museum of the Southeast American Indian, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, North Carolina

Bird’s 101st Birthday Bash

Bird's 101st Birthday Bash, a virtual concert from the American Jazz Museum featuring 'Bird at 100.' About this event Get To Know 'Bird at 100' August 29, 2020 will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The celebration gets off to a jubilantly swinging start with an alto saxophone summit

AASLH 2021 Online Conference

The 2021 Online Conference will continue to be an inspirational and informative experience. The online meeting will focus on sessions that allow speakers to share their stories, strategies, and expertise while interacting with participants through the chat function and some breakout rooms. The flexibility of the online format also allows the conference to be more

Register: A Fireside Chat with New HMSC Director Brenda Tindal

Advance Registration Required. Deadline for registration is Friday, October 15.  HMSC members are invited to join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Brenda Tindal. During this discussion, you will learn about Ms. Tindal's journey to the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and her passion for museums as important places for inquiry, civic dialogue, interdisciplinary practice,

Descendants Series: Tina Wyatt, Great-Great-Great-Grandniece of Harriet Tubman

Join us for NAAM’s next Descendants Series program - a virtual afternoon with Tina Wyatt, Great-Great-Great-Grandniece of Harriet Tubman, moderated by Kiantha Duncan, President of the Spokane Branch NAACP. Free and open to the public. To attend on NAAM’s YouTube LIVE Channel, REGISTER HERE.