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National Museum of African American History & Culture - Public Programs


Jan
31 Tue
Image for Comrade Sisters: The Women of the Black Panther Party – An Evening with Stephen Shames and Ericka Huggins (NMAAHC)

Comrade Sisters: The Women of the Black Panther Party – An Evening with Stephen Shames and Ericka Huggins (NMAAHC)

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:45 PM, Show at 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Renowned photographer Steven Shames offers a presentation of rarely scene images featured in Comrade Sisters: The Women of the Black Panther Party. Co-authored with former party leader, Ericka Huggins, the book chronicles the history of women and their importance within this critical grassroots movement. Shames’ presentation will be followed by a conversation moderated by NMAAHC curator of women’s history Angela Tate with Huggins, and special guests as they explore how Comrade Sisters rewrites the record of the women who, as teachers, students, writers, musicians, medics, mothers, daughters, aunties, worshipers, factory laborers, grew the movement by taking the well-being of the community into their own hands. Copies of the book will be for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Books.   


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Feb
4 Sat

Black Homesteaders of the South with Bernice A. Bennett (NMAAHC)

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 11:45 AM, Show at 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Join genealogist Bernice A. Bennett who will uncover the stories of African American families who became landowners through the Homestead Act of 1862 from her latest book Black Homesteaders of the South. Bennett’s work is a modern story of black genealogists who networked through a Facebook page to trace the footsteps of their ancestors in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana & Mississippi. Find out how these families navigated the application process through the federal government, and what this legacy means for their descendants today.  


Bernice Alexander Bennett is an award-winning author, genealogist and host of Research at the National Archives & Beyond BlogTalkRadio program. Her genealogical interests focus on Southeast Louisiana and Edgefield and Greenwood Counties, South Carolina. Bennett is an author and contributor to 2 award winning genealogy books including Our Ancestors, Our Stories and Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir. A New Orleans native, Bennett is a volunteer with the Homestead National Historical Park Service identifying descendants of Black homesteaders to share their stories. 


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Feb
8 Wed
Image for Through the African American Lens: Afrofuturism: The Origin Story – A Smithsonian Channel Documentary (Advancement)

Through the African American Lens: Afrofuturism: The Origin Story – A Smithsonian Channel Documentary (Advancement)

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:45 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: January 6, 2023 1:21 PM to February 8, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

In support of NMAAHC’s newest exhibition, Afrofuturism - A History of Black Futures, the public programs department will present the Afrofuturism: The Origin Story documentary produced by the Smithsonian Channel. This film features insights from renowned scholar and artist Ytasha Womack with Kevin Strait, NMAAHC curator of the Afrofuturism exhibition, and contributor to its companion collection of essays.  


The panel discussion following the film will be livestreamed beginning at 8:00 PM, EST.


 


Feb
8 Wed
Image for Through the African American Lens: Afrofuturism: The Origin Story – A Smithsonian Channel Documentary (NMAAHC)

Through the African American Lens: Afrofuturism: The Origin Story – A Smithsonian Channel Documentary (NMAAHC)

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:45 PM, Show at 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

In support of NMAAHC’s newest exhibition, Afrofuturism - A History of Black Futures, the public programs department will present the Afrofuturism: The Origin Story documentary produced by the Smithsonian Channel. This film features insights from renowned scholar and artist Ytasha Womack with Kevin Strait, NMAAHC curator of the Afrofuturism exhibition, and contributor to its companion collection of essays.  


The panel discussion following the film will be livestreamed beginning at 8:00 PM, EST.


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Feb
23 Thu
Image for Historically Speaking: Next Generation of Black Leaders in Genetics (Advancement)

Historically Speaking: Next Generation of Black Leaders in Genetics (Advancement)

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:45 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: January 6, 2023 1:03 PM to February 23, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

NMAAHC presents the third in a series of four discussions organized in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). During this program a panel of millennial African American biomedical scientists will discuss their groundbreaking research. Chris Williams, STEM Education Specialist at NMAAHC, will lead a conversation with scholars Tina Lasisi, Carter Clinton and Jameson Floyd. 


 


  


Promotional Image Credit: Marco VDM/ iStock, Getty Images 


 


Feb
23 Thu
Image for Historically Speaking: Next Generation of Black Leaders in Genetics (NMAAHC)

Historically Speaking: Next Generation of Black Leaders in Genetics (NMAAHC)

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:45 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: January 6, 2023 1:01 PM to February 23, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

NMAAHC presents the third in a series of four discussions organized in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). During this program a panel of Black millennial biomedical scientists will discuss their groundbreaking research. Chris Williams, STEM Education Specialist at NMAAHC, will lead a conversation with scholars Tina Lasisi, Carter Clinton and Jameson Floyd. 


 


  


Promotional Image Credit: Marco VDM/ iStock, Getty Images 


 


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