What Your Friends Say When You Tell Them You’re Going to the NCAA Championship Game Tonight…
Better get your tickets fast! The National Museum of African American History and Culture, the newest and 17th member of the Smithsonian Institution, is now open and has been added to our must-visit list for your D.C. trip. Other people seem to agree as 30,000 people walk through it’s doors some days.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is truly a magnificent documentation of a people’s journey. Exhibits showcasing everything from the arts, community, athletics, education, politics, slavery, civil rights, and more, give us a unique and authentic glimpse into the African American experience. Some of the incredible items on display include the shawl Queen Victoria gave Harriet Tubman, the aircraft used to train the first African American military airmen, and a boom box owned by Chuck D of Public Enemy.
Even the structure of the building is filled with meaning. Symbolizing the ironwork done by African Americans while enslaved, the three-tiered bronze-colored lattice structure gives us a taste of what’s to come before stepping a foot inside. As the only one of it’s kind in the country, this museum will be an engaging experience of growth and discovery for your students. An experience not to miss!
*Entrance to the museum is free, but timed entry tickets are necessary for group entrance.