In 1950, Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, went to The Johns Hopkins Hospital for the treatment of an aggressive cervical cancer. Henrietta would undergo surgery and radiation in an effort to combat the disease. During surgery, a sample of her tissue was taken without her or her family’s consent or knowledge and given to Dr. George Gey who had been searching for an immortal line of...
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Trailer: From Prince's iconic musical blends to Outkast's southern hip-hop style—journey with us as we explore American regions and the artists who helped shape our musical landscape. The history of African American music in the United States is the history of music in the United States.

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The history of African American music in the United States is the history of music in the United States.

From Prince's iconic musical blends to Outkast's southern hip-hop style—journey with us as we explore American regions and the artists who helped shape our musical landscape.

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NMAAHC Musical Crossroads: Regions Without Borders

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“Super Nintendo Sega Genesis, when I was dead broke, man I couldn’t picture this.” – Biggie Smalls

Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace is regarded as one of the most talented and influential rappers to ever spit rhymes. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1972, he was the only child of his Jamaican parents. In August 1995, Wallace won big at the Source Awards; he was named Best New Artist...
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#OnThisDate in 1949, critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer Lionel Richie was born. Richie is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, a five-time Grammy award winner, a Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, an Oscar and Golden Globe winner, and a recipient of numerous other accolades. Richie got his start in 1968 as a founding member of The Commodores, one of Motown...
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OnThisDate in 1949 criticallyacclaimed singer songwriter and producer Lionel Ric
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Join us as Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III leads us on a tour through our Slavery and Freedom exhibition to celebrate #Juneteenth! Director Bunch highlights stories behind some of our most popular objects, including Nat Turner's bible, freedom papers of free African Americans and a Sibley tent that housed African Americans who ran away from Southern plantations in search of freedom with the...
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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Happy Father's Day! Today we honor the fathers and father-figures in our lives.

Explore our collection of photos: s.si.edu/2twTh3D #FathersDay #APeoplesJourney
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Join us for a #Juneteenth celebration on Facebook! Freedom Calling: A Virtual Tour with Founding Director Lonnie Bunch. #APeoplesJourney
Join us for a Juneteenth celebration on Facebook Freedom Calling A Virtual
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In 1948 producer Jerry Wexler coined the term “rhythm and blues” to describe the upbeat, vocally driven, riff-based dance music by African American artists. Replacing the outdated and offensive term “race music,” rhythm and blues music borrowed from—but no longer fit into—categories of jazz, blues, and gospel. Prior to the 1940s, “race music” and “race records” were terms used to categorize...
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In 1948 producer Jerry Wexler coined the term rhythm and blues to
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Diana Ross is a living legend whose musical career has spanned over five decades. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Ross got her start singing as a teenager with her friends in the trailblazing trio The Supremes. By 1965, The Supremes were the number one female group in the country. They dominated the pop charts, bridging the genres of pop and rhythm and blues in their interpretations of some of...
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Diana Ross is a living legend whose musical career has spanned over
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Earth, Wind, & Fire is one of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and commercially successful bands in music history. Founded by the legendary Maurice White (1941-2016) in Chicago in 1969, Earth, Wind, & Fire became a supergroup that incorporated the musical traditions of jazz, soul, gospel, rock & roll, funk, and blues to craft long-standing pop classics infused with messages of love and unity....
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Earth Wind Fire is one of the most accomplished acclaimed and commercially
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Medgar W. Evers (1925–1963), the son of a farmer, was born in Decatur, Mississippi. Evers voluntarily enlisted to serve in World War 2, serving in Europe and fighting in the Normandy invasion. After graduating from Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1952, he went to work for a black insurance company in the Mississippi Delta. Evers applied to the University of Mississippi Law School...
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Medgar W Evers 19251963 the son of a farmer was born in
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A Seat at the Table with LGBTQ Friends in Faith provides a platform for audiences to consider challenging questions about race, identity, faith, and sexual orientation.

We will review clips from the 2013 documentary film The New Black that describes how the African American community comes to terms with gay marriage and civil rights. Join an insightful dialogue with filmmaker Yoruba Richen,...
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A Seat at the Table with LGBTQ Friends in Faith provides a
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Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton (1926-1984) was an influential figure in the early days of rock and roll. A multi-instrumentalist with a robust, blues-inflected vocal delivery, Thornton was signed to Peacock Records and in 1953 released “Hound Dog” to enormous success.

Typically dressed in work shirts and slacks, Thornton eschewed the norms of gender and race. Her strong personality and...
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Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton 19261984 was an influential figure in the
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The Google Cultural Institute (GCI) and NMAAHC online exhibition honors Lois K. Alexander-Lane and designer, Peter Davy. Lane's life-long efforts to document and preserve the contributions of black people to the world of fashion were and continue to be a monumental achievement.

Founded by Lane in 1979, the Black Fashion Museum collected and exhibited the creations of numerous designers of...
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From public intellectuals like James Baldwin and Audre Lorde to entertainers like Wanda Skyes and Alvin Ailey, LBGTQ African Americans have helped shaped the course of American history in every sector. This pride month, we aim to illuminate a few of the stories located within the museum.

Join our curator Aaron Bryant on a Collecting LBGTQ History tour of the Museum on June 8, 2017 from 9:30am...
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From public intellectuals like James Baldwin and Audre Lorde to entertainers like
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Director of the 1975 Broadway Production of “The Wiz,” Geoffrey Holder (1930 -2014) was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and moved to New York in 1953 after being discovered while performing with his dance troupe. Holder went on to a successful career in entertainment as a principal dancer for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet from 1956 to 1958, as a dancer and actor on Broadway in several...
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Director of the 1975 Broadway Production of The Wiz Geoffrey Holder 1930
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#OnThisDay in 1831, free, freed, and self-emancipated African Americans journeyed to Philadelphia, PA to attend the first Annual Colored Convention. From June 6-13 African Americans discussed a Canadian Settlement, fugitive slave laws, citizenship, and ways to gain educational, labor, and legal justice against policies that disenfranchised African Americans. They also stood in solidarity with...
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OnThisDay in 1831 free freed and selfemancipated African Americans journeyed to
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Richard Wayne “Little Richard” Penniman was steeped into the musical traditions of R&B, gospel, and boogie-Woogie piano. He became one of rock and roll’s most prominent innovators by the sheer power and excitement of his unparalleled voice. Influencing generations of musicians, he helped define the genre’s sound with his singing, piano playing, and outlandish style and personality. Little...
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Richard Wayne Little Richard Penniman was steeped into the musical traditions of
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One of the most famous blackface entertainers was Caribbean American comedian and Broadway star Bert Williams (1874-1922). Williams toured with a minstrel troupe before teaming up with vaudeville artist George Walker in 1893. In their stage shows, Williams and Walker played on minstrel stereotypes, slyly billing themselves as “two real coons.” A master of comic timing and verbal wit, Williams...
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One of the most famous blackface entertainers was Caribbean American comedian and
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