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

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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"--


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"--


Dream a World Anew

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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."


Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

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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.


Long Road to Hard Truth

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ISBN: 0997910402
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 160
Author: Robert Wilkins
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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.


Picturing Children

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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.


Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

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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.


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.


The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington

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ISBN: UOM:39015079330539
Release Date: 2009-01-26
Number of pages: 224
Author: National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Publisher: Smithsonian Books

Download and read online The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington in PDF and EPUB Nearly a century's worth of Scurlock photographs combine to form a searing portrait of black Washington in all its guisesits challenges and its victories, its dignity and its determination. Beginning in the early twentieth century and continuing into the 1990s, Addison Scurlock, followed by his sons, Robert and George, used their cameras to document and celebrate a community unique in the world, and a stronghold in the history and culture of the nation's capital. Through photographs of formal weddings, elegant cotillions, ballet studios, and quiet family life, the Scurlocks revealed a world in which the black middle class refused to be defined or held captive by discrimination. From its home on the vibrant U Street corridor, the Scurlock Studio gave us indelible images of leaders and luminaries, of high society and working class, of Washingtonians at work and at play. In photograph after photograph, the Scurlocks captured an optimism and resiliency seldom seen in mainstream depictions of segregated society. Luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Ralph Bunche, Mary McLeod Bethune, Alain Locke, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lois Mailou Jones testify to the intellectual and cultural vibrancy that was unique to Washington and an inspiration to the nation. Photographs of a Peoples Drugstore protest and Marian Anderson's Easter morning concert at the Lincoln Memorial remind us that the struggle for equality in black Washington began long before the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Offering a rich lens into our past,The Scurlock Studio and Black Washingtonis a powerful trigger of personal and historical memory.


Slavery And Public History

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ISBN: 9781595587442
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Number of pages: 272
Author: James Oliver Horton
Publisher: The New Press

Download and read online Slavery And Public History in PDF and EPUB America's slave past is being analyzed as never before, yet it remains one of the most contentious issues in U.S. memory. In recent years, the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a new crescendo. From the argument about the display of the Confederate flag over the state house in Columbia, South Carolina, to the dispute over Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his slave Sally Hemings and the ongoing debates about reparations, the questions grow ever more urgent and more difficult. Edited by noted historians James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton, this collection explores current controversies and offers a bracing analysis of how people remember their past and how the lessons they draw influence American politics and culture today. Bringing together some of the nation's most respected historians, including Ira Berlin, David W. Blight, and Gary B. Nash, this is a major contribution to the unsettling but crucial debate about the significance of slavery and its meaning for racial reconciliation.


I m Judging You

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ISBN: 9781627796071
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 224
Author: Luvvie Ajayi
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Download and read online I m Judging You in PDF and EPUB "A truth-riot of a book!"—Shonda Rhimes New York Times Bestseller #1 Washington Post Bestseller Redbook “20 Books By Women You Must Read this Fall” GoodHousekeeping.com “17 New Best New Books to Read This Fall” BookRiot “100 Must-Read Hilarious Books” Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee Now in development with "Shondaland" and ABC Signature Studios as cable television series Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives. It passes on lessons and side-eyes on life, social media, culture, and fame, from addressing those terrible friends we all have to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook. With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I'm Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some "act right" into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual.


Qur ans from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

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ISBN: 9781588345783
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Massumeh Farhad
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online Qur ans from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in PDF and EPUB Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul, held at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., October 15, 2016-February 20, 2017.


Capital losses

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ISBN: 0874744806
Release Date: 1979
Number of pages: 517
Author: James M. Goode
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

Download and read online Capital losses in PDF and EPUB "Before the passage of critical preservation legislation in 1978, the Nation's Capital lost an irreplaceable assembly of architecturally and culturally significant buildings. Wanton destruction in the name of progress - particularly in the decades immediately following World War II - resulted in a legacy forever lost, a cultural heritage destroyed by the wrecker's ball." "In originally documenting 252 of these historic losses, the publication of Capital Losses a quarter century ago created a clarion call for preservationists. By reminding us of things lost, James Goode's magisterial and poignant study represented a comprehensive call for action, a mandate for responsible stewardship of the architectural legacy of Washington, D.C. In the decades since, rising public awareness and the passage of the Historic District and Historic Landmark Protection Act in 1978 have slowed the pace of thoughtless destruction. But as this completely new and updated edition of Capital Losses demonstrates, vigilance remains the watchword, especially as pressures for urban growth continue to intensify." "Capital Losses reveals the Washington that was and how it became what it is today. This updated edition includes eighteen more treasures lost - among them Rhodes Tavern and Valley View - and ninety additional historic photographs. The 270 buildings featured here range from the earliest Georgian plantation house to the latest art deco commercial structure and include private houses, hotels, apartment houses, office and government buildings, schools, hospitals, churches, and fire stations." "Both the familiar public Washington of official landmarks and the private city of residential neighborhoods are paid tribute in this volume, dedicated to the vanished. A foreword by noted architectural historian Richard Longstreth brings the preservation story up to the present."--BOOK JACKET. Book jacket.


The Gentleman from Ohio

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ISBN: 081421312X
Release Date: 2016-09-20
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Author: Louis Stokes
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Download and read online The Gentleman from Ohio in PDF and EPUB Louis Stokes was a giant in Ohio politics and one of the most significant figures in the U.S. Congress in recent times. When he arrived in the House of Representatives as a freshman in 1969, there were only six African Americans serving. By the time he retired thirty years later, he had chaired the House Special Committee on the Kennedy and King assassinations, the House Ethics Committee during Abscam, and the House Intelligence Committee during Iran-Contra; he was also a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Prior to Louis Stokes's tenure in Congress he served for many years as a criminal defense lawyer and chairman of the Cleveland NAACP Legal Redress Committee. Among the Supreme Court Cases he argued, the Terry "Stop and Frisk" case is regarded as one of the twenty-five most significant cases in the court's history. The Gentleman from Ohio chronicles this and other momentous events in the life and legacy of Ohio's first black representative--a man who, whether in law or politics, continually fought for the principles he believed in and helped lead the way for African Americans in the world of mainstream American politics.


The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art

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ISBN: 0674504399
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Number of pages: 456
Author: David Bindman
Publisher: Belknap Press

Download and read online The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art in PDF and EPUB 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.