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"--



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.



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"--



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 9780451476371
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.



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.



The Nation s Hangar

The Nation s Hangar Author F. Robert van der Linden
ISBN-10 9781588344533
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 256
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The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian offers a fascinating textual and visual history of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft. The Nation's Hangar charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. F. Robert Van Der Linden, a Smithsonian curator and leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these innovations have changed the course of human history. The Nation's Hangar is also a visual delight. The Smithsonian aircraft collection has never looked so compelling and sleek. The Nation's Hangar is a must-have for that fly boy or fly girl in your flight pattern.



ESSENCE The Obamas

ESSENCE The Obamas Author The Editors of Essence
ISBN-10 9781683300564
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 96
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ESSENCE The Obamas has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from ESSENCE The Obamas also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full ESSENCE The Obamas book for free.



Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything Author Kathleen Grissom
ISBN-10 9781471159312
Release 2016-04-11
Pages 400
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.



The Original Black Elite

The Original Black Elite Author Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
ISBN-10 9780062346117
Release 2017-01-31
Pages 512
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In this outstanding cultural biography, the author of the New York Times bestseller A Slave in the White House chronicles a critical yet overlooked chapter in American history: the inspiring rise and calculated fall of the black elite, from Emancipation through Reconstruction to the Jim Crow Era—embodied in the experiences of an influential figure of the time, academic, entrepreneur, and political activist and black history pioneer Daniel Murray. In the wake of the Civil War, Daniel Murray, born free and educated in Baltimore, was in the vanguard of Washington, D.C.’s black upper class. Appointed Assistant Librarian at the Library of Congress—at a time when government appointments were the most prestigious positions available for blacks—Murray became wealthy through his business as a construction contractor and married a college-educated socialite. The Murrays’ social circles included some of the first African-American U.S. Senators and Congressmen, and their children went to the best colleges—Harvard and Cornell. Though Murray and other black elite of his time were primed to assimilate into the cultural fabric as Americans first and people of color second, their prospects were crushed by Jim Crow segregation and the capitulation to white supremacist groups by the government, which turned a blind eye to their unlawful—often murderous—acts. Elizabeth Dowling Taylor traces the rise, fall, and disillusionment of upper-class African Americans, revealing that they were a representation not of hypothetical achievement but what could be realized by African Americans through education and equal opportunities. As she makes clear, these well-educated and wealthy elite were living proof that African Americans did not lack ability to fully participate in the social contract as white supremacists claimed, making their subsequent fall when Reconstruction was prematurely abandoned all the more tragic. Illuminating and powerful, her magnificent work brings to life a dark chapter of American history that too many Americans have yet to recognize.



Silent Gesture

Silent Gesture Author Tommie Smith
ISBN-10 1592136419
Release 2008-08-13
Pages 288
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The story of the most famous protest in sports history, written by one of the men who staged it.



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.



The Kinsey Collection 4th Edition

The Kinsey Collection   4th Edition Author Bernard Kinsey
ISBN-10 0982622538
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 198
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The Kinsey Collection 4th Edition has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Kinsey Collection 4th Edition also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Kinsey Collection 4th Edition book for free.



Smithsonian Rock and Roll

Smithsonian Rock and Roll Author Bill Bentley
ISBN-10 1588346005
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 224
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In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to post great rock shots to rockandroll.si.edu. From Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9:30 Club, and all the rockin' places in between, fans overwhelmingly responded with their favorite rock and roll moments. Iconic artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to the Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated here. There are early photographs of everyone from Run-D.M.C. to the Runaways, and contemporary shots of some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Metallica. Presented together, these photographs create a kaleidoscopic history of the artists, the musical styles, the venues, the concerts, and the fans. This is rock and roll as it has never been seen before.



The Holocaust Museum in Washington

The Holocaust Museum in Washington Author Jeshajahu Weinberg
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037849364
Release 1995
Pages 200
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Recounting the making of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., a photographic tribute chronicles its planning and construction, exhibit selection process, admittance of the first visitors, and role in education.



The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art

The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art Author David Bindman
ISBN-10 0674504399
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 456
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The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art asks how the black figure was depicted by artists from the non-Western world. Beginning with ancient Egyptâe"positioned properly as part of African historyâe"this volume focuses on the figure of the black as rendered by artists from Africa, East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. The aesthetic traditions illustrated here are as diverse as the political and social histories of these regions. From Igbo Mbari sculptures to modern photography from Mali, from Indian miniatures to Japanese prints, African and Asian artists portrayed the black body in ways distinct from the European tradition, even as they engaged with Western art through the colonial encounter and the forces of globalization. This volume complements the vision of art patrons Dominique and Jean de Menil who, during the 1960s, founded an image archive to collect the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art from the ancient world to modern times. A halfâe century later, Harvard University Press and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research completed the historic publication of The Image of the Black in Western Artâe"ten books in totalâe"beginning with Egyptian antiquities and concluding with images that span the twentieth century. The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art reinvigorates the de Menil familyâe(tm)s original mission and reorients the study of the black body with a new focus on Africa and Asia.