AAAM Congratulates Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary-elect, Smithsonian Institution

Dear AAAM Members and Supporters: On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Association of African American Museums (AAAM), I am pleased to send our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Lonnie Bunch on his historic appointment as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Bunch has served as the founding director of the Smithsonian’s

A Beginner’s Guide to Afrofuturism: 7 Titles to Watch and Read

Blending the African Diaspora with science, philosophy, and technology, Afrofuturism has long been a part of Black popular culture. Afrofuturism, a term coined in 1994 by Mark Dery, has long been a part of Black popular culture. Blending the African Diaspora with science, technology, and philosophy, Afrofuturism is a way for Black people to see and expand

National Parks Service Grant Opportunities

The National Park Service’s State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division is now accepting applications for two exciting grants that may be of interest.  Both grant programs are competitive in nature and you must apply through Grants.gov in order for your applications to be considered. UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES:  Eligible applicants are Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiian

Hidden Figure of the Black Arts Movement

A Profile of Dr. Alvia Wardlaw: Agent of Change, 1st African American to receive a Ph.D. from Wellesley and Recipient of AAAM’s 2017 John E. Fleming Leadership Award.