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Watch for These Smithsonian African American Film Fest Award Winners

From a short doc on protesting college football players to a narrative feature about an Alaskan drag performer, here are the films that earned jury honors at the festival.

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Smithsonian Film Fest Unveils Moving Images of Everyday Black Joy

Archivists from the National Museum of African American History and Culture joined The Great Migration Home Movie Digitization Project participants to showcase archival footage from Black communities.

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Smithsonian Wants to Help Black Families Digitize Home Movies for Posterity

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is looking to partner with Black families who want to preserve their family histories.

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Smithsonian Launches Campaign to Support Expansive New Anthology of #HipHopHistory

The National Museum of African American History and Culture seeks crowdfunding support to make the “Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap” a reality.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Remembrance and Resistance

How will you commemorate—and further—Black liberation?

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Racists Attack Smithsonian, LeBron James' Home

Visitors found a noose at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the same day that someone vandalized Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ home with racist graffiti.

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WATCH: Solange and Esperanza Spalding Sing for Resistance at Peace Ball

The sold-out show took over the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the official inauguration concert.

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LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua to Develop Muhammad Ali Doc for HBO

The late boxer and social justice activist’s family will partner with James and Fuqua to develop the still-untitled documentary.

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3 Questions With Ma Dukes Yancey-Smith, the Torchbearer of J. Dilla's Legend

Yancey-Smith’s children’s book about her late son, “The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey,” is out now. We asked the woman behind the production hero’s namesake foundation about the new book and her son’s place in Black history.

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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.