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Explore digital exhibitions, curator chats, open access publications, and other initiatives. The NMAAHC is devoted to documenting African American life, history and Culture.
It provides an opportunity for those who are interested in African American culture to explore and revel in this history through interactive exhibitions
It helps all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by global influences
It explores what it means to be an American and share how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture
It serves as a place of collaboration that reaches beyond Washington, D.C. to engage new audiences and to work with the myriad of museums and educational institutions that have explored and preserved this important history well before this museum was created..
Section of The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism and Engage in Collective Health by Anneliese A. Singh, PhD LPC. Made available by NMAAHC
Created for "Free Speech Week" at UC Berkley 2017 where potential speakers included Steve Bannon, Pamela Geller, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Erik Prince et cetera. This document was created "to serve as a toolkit for others who are organizing against the spread of white supremacist and fascist violence...organizing in dissent of both the racist ideas and practices these speakers promote and the highly militarized campus environment our university administrators have created to protect them."
A reading list to help students understand that this (the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of the police) was not an isolated, tragic incident perpetrated by a few bad individuals, but part of a broader pattern of institutionalized racism.
Here is a list of readings that educators can use to broach conversations in the classroom about the horrendous events that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17, 2015. These readings provide valuable information about the history of racial violence in this country and contextualize the history of race relations in South Carolina and the United States in general. They also offer insights on race, racial identities, global white supremacy and black resistance. All readings are arranged by date of publication
#Charlestonsyllabus was conceived by Chad Williams (@Dr_ChadWilliams), Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University. With the help of Kidada Williams (@KidadaEWilliams), the hashtag started trending on Twitter on the evening of June 19, 2015. The following list was compiled and organized by AAIHS blogger Keisha N. Blain (@KeishaBlain) with the assistance of Melissa Morrone (@InfAgit), Ryan P. Randall (@foureyedsoul), and Cecily Walker (@skeskali).