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

Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Author Nat'l Museum African American Hist/Cult
ISBN-10 9781588345936
Release 2017
Pages 160
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"A colorful guide introducing the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--



Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Official Guide to the Smithsonian  4th Edition Author Smithsonian Institution
ISBN-10 9781588345431
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 240
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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.



Begin with the Past

Begin with the Past Author Mabel O. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781588345691
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 144
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"The story of the vision behind and building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--



National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture Author Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
ISBN-10 9781588345707
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 64
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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

Dream a World Anew Author Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
ISBN-10 9781588345684
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 288
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"In association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture."



How to Build a Museum

How to Build a Museum Author Tonya Bolden
ISBN-10 9780698403826
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 64
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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

Official Guide to the Smithsonian  4th Edition Author Smithsonian Institution
ISBN-10 9781588345424
Release 2016-04
Pages 240
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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

Long Road to Hard Truth Author Robert Wilkins
ISBN-10 0997910402
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 160
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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.



Fighting for Freedom

Fighting for Freedom Author Gail Lumet Buckley
ISBN-10 1911282018
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 72
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Features images and portraits of African Americans in uniform, from the 1860's, World Wars I and II to the present.



A Guide to Smithsonian Gardens

A Guide to Smithsonian Gardens Author Carole Ottesen
ISBN-10 9781588343000
Release 2011
Pages 163
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A beautifully illustrated guide to the colorful gardens that surround the Smithsonian museums along the National Mall, each unique in its design, plant materials, and purpose. Many visitors are surprised to learn that the Smithsonian Institution includes extensive gardens and landscape areas. All have been designed to complement the museums they border and to enhance the overall museum experience. Imagine having the Smithsonian's resources and knowledge to solve the problems that confront every gardener: holding four-season interest, experimenting with exotic plants, designing a garden that reflects the architecture around it, creating a contemplative space, recreating historic or themed gardens, and much more. The Smithsonian Gardens are wide ranging: gardens that reflect distinct cultural influences; a rose garden; an intimate, four-season wonder filled with a vast selection of plants; an ever-changing backdrop and contemplative haven for viewing large-scale works of art; an eco-sensitive Native American habitat considered an extension of the building; an urban space dedicated to butterfly gardening; historical gardens that reflect the classic American flower garden and the Victory gardens of World War II; a classical oasis that invites reflection and contemplation; a historic courtyard turned all-season favorite with architectural pinache; the greenhouses that support these gardens and the museums with orchid displays, seasonal interest, and plant materials; and a garden collection that includes both furniture displayed in garden settings and extensive collections documenting historic and contemporary American gardens.



American Democracy

American Democracy Author National Museum of American History
ISBN-10 9781588345318
Release 2017
Pages 192
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American Democracy- A Great Leap of Faith is the companion volume to an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History that celebrates the bold and radical experiment to test a wholly new form of government. Democracy is still a work in progress, but it is at the core of our nation's political, economic, and social life. This lavishly illustrated book explores democracy from the Revolution to the present using objects from the museum's collection, such as the portable writing box that Thomas Jefferson used while composing the Declaration of Independence, the inkstand with which Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, Susan B. Anthony's iconic red shawl, and many more. Not only famous voices are presented- like democracy itself, the book and the exhibition preserve the voice of the people by showcasing campaign materials, protest signs, and a host of other items from everyday life that reflect the promises and challenges of American democracy throughout the nation's history.



The Nation s Hangar

The Nation s Hangar Author F. Robert van der Linden
ISBN-10 9781588344533
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 256
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The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian offers a fascinating textual and visual history of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft. The Nation's Hangar charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. F. Robert Van Der Linden, a Smithsonian curator and leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these innovations have changed the course of human history. The Nation's Hangar is also a visual delight. The Smithsonian aircraft collection has never looked so compelling and sleek. The Nation's Hangar is a must-have for that fly boy or fly girl in your flight pattern.



Official Guide to the Smithsonian Third Ed

Official Guide to the Smithsonian  Third Ed Author Smithsonian Institution
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215330478
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 232
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Introduces the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex, poviding floor plans for the various branches, information on hours, public transportation, tours, special attractions for children, and highlights from some of its major exhibits.



ESSENCE The Obamas

ESSENCE The Obamas Author The Editors of Essence
ISBN-10 9781683300564
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 96
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ESSENCE The Obamas has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from ESSENCE The Obamas also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full ESSENCE The Obamas book for free.



Delta Jewels

Delta Jewels Author Alysia Burton Steele
ISBN-10 9781455562831
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 192
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Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions of the Jim Crow era and during the courageous changes of the Civil Rights Movement. With the help of local pastors, Steele recorded these living witnesses to history and folk ways, and shares the significance of being a Black woman--child, daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother in Mississippi--a Jewel of the Delta. From the stand Mrs. Tennie Self took for her marriage to be acknowledged in the phone book, to the life-threatening sacrifice required to vote for the first time, these 50 inspiring portraits are the faces of love and triumph that will teach readers faith and courage in difficult times.



The National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History Author Sally Lee
ISBN-10 9781515779780
Release 2017-08
Pages 32
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What do giant squids, a possibly cursed diamond, dinosaur bones, and a man made of soap all have in common? These are some of the amazing artifacts at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Take a tour through the museum's collections. Engaging text, graphs, maps, and colorful images help readers discover the stories behind some of these treasued pieces of natural history.



Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything Author Kathleen Grissom
ISBN-10 9781471159312
Release 2016-04-11
Pages 400
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.