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"--


Begin with the Past

Filename: begin-with-the-past.pdf
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.


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.


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

Filename: how-to-build-a-museum.pdf
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.


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.


How I Became a Ghost

Filename: how-i-became-a-ghost.pdf
ISBN: 1937054551
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Number of pages: 160
Author: Tim Tingle
Publisher:

Download and read online How I Became a Ghost in PDF and EPUB A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe's removal from its Mississippi homeland, and how its exodus to the American West led him to become a ghost -- one able to help those left behind.


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.


Smithsonian Rock and Roll

Filename: smithsonian-rock-and-roll.pdf
ISBN: 9781588346001
Release Date: 2017
Number of pages: 224
Author: Bill Bentley
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Download and read online Smithsonian Rock and Roll in PDF and EPUB 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.


Silent Gesture

Filename: silent-gesture.pdf
ISBN: 1592136419
Release Date: 2008-08-13
Number of pages: 288
Author: Tommie Smith
Publisher: Temple University Press

Download and read online Silent Gesture in PDF and EPUB The story of the most famous protest in sports history, written by one of the men who staged it.


GPO Style Manual An Official Guide to the Form and Style of Federal Government Publishing 2016 Hardcover

Filename: gpo-style-manual-an-official-guide-to-the-form-and-style-of-federal-government-publishing-2016-hardcover.pdf
ISBN: 0160936020
Release Date: 2016
Number of pages: 474
Author: Government Publishing Office
Publisher: Government Printing Office

Download and read online GPO Style Manual An Official Guide to the Form and Style of Federal Government Publishing 2016 Hardcover in PDF and EPUB Published since 1894, the GPO Style Manual is issued under the authority of section 1105 of title 44 of the U.S. Code by the Director of the GPO. The manual is prepared by the GPO Style Board as a guide to the style and form of Federal Government publishing. The GPO Style Manual has become a major reference source for professionals involved in the field of Federal printing and publishing. Designed to achieve uniform word and type treatment and economy of word use in the form and style of government printing, this manual has become to be widely recognized by writers and editors within and outside the Federal Government as one of the most useful resources in the editorial arsenal. In addition to a comprehensive revision the new Style Manual features: GPO's most recent digital initiatives Updates to foreign nation information Updates to State demonyms Treatment of words related to native entities recognized by the Federal Government Clarification of punctuation rules Updates to capitalization, abbreviations, and computer terms Inclusion of many suggestions from users Audience: Writers, editors, and others interested in the publishing field would find this manual useful. This reference is a "MUST HAVE" publication for content producers within the U.S. Federal Government --executive, judicial, and legislative branch agency offices. Other products produced by the United States Government Publishing Office can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/241 Paperback format of this print title can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/021-000-00218-6?ctid=241


The Original Black Elite

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ISBN: 9780062346117
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Number of pages: 512
Author: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online The Original Black Elite in PDF and EPUB 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.