National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lonnie G. Bunch III. Older Black man in gray suit, tie, glasses, stands in front of Smithsonian podium.

Lonnie G. Bunch III Named New Secretary of Smithsonian Institution

The founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is the first Black person to lead the Institution since it was founded in 1846.

Clotilda. A weathered, shipwrecked boat lies on its side on a rocky shore with green bushes behind it.

Last-Known Slave Ship Discovered

Nearly 160 years after the Clotilda brought the last kidnapped Africans to the shores of the United States, researchers have located the ship’s remains.

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New Smithsonian Film Festival Celebrates Black Cinema

The inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival features four days of screenings and master classes, plus a tribute to veteran filmmakers. 

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Smithsonian Acquires 'Black Panther' Vibranium Suit

National Museum of African American History and Culture: “The film, like the museum, provides a fuller story of Black culture and identity.”

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Performing Strong Black Womanhood at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Colorlines news editor Kenrya Rankin visited the new Smithsonian museum, which opens today. Here’s what made made her time there terrible—and what made it beautiful.

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10 Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Smithsonian's Long-Awaited Black History and Culture Museum

Check out pics of a Tuskeegee Airmen plane, the P-Funk Mothership and more in this roundup from yesterday’s media day at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Public Enemy, The Roots to Perform at New Smithsonian Museum Opening

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opens on September 24. Visitors can celebrate at a three-day festival.

Peek Inside The Smithsonian's New Black America-Focused Museum

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opens in September. 

Smithsonian Wants to Preserve Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Killed

It’s unclear if the structure would stay in its current place or be relocated.

Black Punk Predecessors 'Death' Recognized By The Smithsonian

The all-black power trio, only recently credited as a forerunner of punk rock, will be recognized in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.