Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Filename: official-guide-to-the-smithsonian-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture.pdf
ISBN: 9781588345936
Release Date: 2017
Number of pages: 160
Author: Nat'l Museum African American Hist/Cult
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in PDF and EPUB "A colorful guide introducing the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--


National Museum of African American History and Culture

Filename: national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture.pdf
ISBN: 9781588345707
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Number of pages: 64
Author: Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online National Museum of African American History and Culture in PDF and EPUB This souvenir book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections. These include a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman; ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved people on ships during the Middle Passage; a dress that Rosa Parks was making shortly before she was arrested; a vintage, open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane; Muhammad Ali's headgear; an 1835 Bill of Sale enslaving a young girl named Polly; and Chuck Berry's Cadillac. These objects tell us the full story of African American history, of triumphs and tragedies and highs and lows. This book, like the museum it represents, uses artifacts of African American history and culture as a lens into what it means to be an American.


Begin with the Past

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ISBN: 9781588345691
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Number of pages: 144
Author: Mabel O. Wilson
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online Begin with the Past in PDF and EPUB "The story of the vision behind and building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--


Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Filename: official-guide-to-the-smithsonian-4th-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781588345431
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Number of pages: 240
Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition in PDF and EPUB 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.


Dream a World Anew

Filename: dream-a-world-anew.pdf
ISBN: 9781588345684
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Number of pages: 288
Author: Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online Dream a World Anew in PDF and EPUB "In association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture."


How to Build a Museum

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ISBN: 9780451476371
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Number of pages: 64
Author: Tonya Bolden
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online How to Build a Museum in PDF and EPUB 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

Filename: official-guide-to-the-smithsonian-4th-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781588345424
Release Date: 2016-04
Number of pages: 240
Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition in PDF and EPUB 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

Filename: long-road-to-hard-truth.pdf
ISBN: 0997910402
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 160
Author: Robert Wilkins
Publisher:

Download and read online Long Road to Hard Truth in PDF and EPUB 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.


Fighting for Freedom

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ISBN: 1911282018
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 72
Author: Gail Lumet Buckley
Publisher:

Download and read online Fighting for Freedom in PDF and EPUB Features images and portraits of African Americans in uniform, from the 1860's, World Wars I and II to the present.


Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Filename: official-guide-to-the-smithsonian-4th-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781588345424
Release Date: 2016-04
Number of pages: 240
Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition in PDF and EPUB 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.


Picturing Children

Filename: picturing-children.pdf
ISBN: 1907804757
Release Date: 2016-06-12
Number of pages: 64
Author: Marian Wright Edelman
Publisher: Giles

Download and read online Picturing Children in PDF and EPUB Features images which speak to past, present and future experiences of African American youth.


National Geographic Walking Washington DC

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ISBN: 9781426217753
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Number of pages: 192
Author: Barbara Noe Kennedy
Publisher: National Geographic Books

Download and read online National Geographic Walking Washington DC in PDF and EPUB 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.


Awkwafina s NYC

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ISBN: 9780804185370
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Number of pages: 188
Author: Nora Lum
Publisher: Potter Style

Download and read online Awkwafina s NYC in PDF and EPUB Walking shoes? Check. Metrocard? Check. Sombrero? (Just a suggestion.) ONWARD! Let Awkwafina—the Queens-born rap artist of “NYC Bitches” fame—be your guide to the hidden gems of New York City (natives, we’re talking to you, too.) with 10 walking tour adventures that you don’t need a trust fund to enjoy. Travel back in time exploring revolutionary-era Tottenville or Louis Armstrong's house in Corona. Gorge yourself on the haute-cuisine of the street-savvy, from authentic pierogi in Little Poland to steam dumplings in Flushing. Roll with Awkwafina, and she’ll show you the neighborhoods you never knew you were missing (and a few you were missing the point of). This edition includes enhaced features that allow you to connect to a map from each checkpoint and plot your next moves at the click of a button.


The Nation s Hangar

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ISBN: 9781588344533
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Number of pages: 256
Author: F. Robert van der Linden
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online The Nation s Hangar in PDF and EPUB 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.


Glory Over Everything

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ISBN: 9781471159312
Release Date: 2016-04-11
Number of pages: 400
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Glory Over Everything in PDF and EPUB A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.