Black History Culture : New National African-American Museum Poses Issues for Smaller Museums - Gets big Donation

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    New National African-American Museum Poses Issues for Smaller Museums Nationwide


    There are over 300 museums nationwide dedicated to African-American history, art, and culture, but one in particular is garnering the most attention—and reactions are mixed. The Washington Post recently posted an article about the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington D.C., opening in the fall of 2016 ...


    http://financialjuneteenth.com/new-...-poses-issues-for-smaller-museums-nationwide/

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    Upcoming African-American museum sets record straight on Cosby


    A much-anticipated future museum of African-American history and culture on Washington's National Mall is stressing the facility will not have an entire exhibition devoted to Bill Cosby, the actor whose reputation dipped from beloved TV dad to alleged sex abuser after multiple allegations from women ...


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...n-museum-sets-record-straight-cosby/82360380/

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    African American museum designed with emotions in mind


    They are heartbreakingly small, these rough-hewn iron shackles with openings that are just 21/2 inches in diameter. They are menacing, too, their five-pound bulk disturbingly heavy for the tiny wrists they confined. Despite their small size, they deliver a gut punch by summoning the horror and humanity of the slave trade in a way that no history textbook could ever do ...


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/life...dbedaa-f1dc-11e5-a61f-e9c95c06edca_story.html

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    Small shackles from the 1800s are among the artifacts that will be on display at National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture)


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    Good deal, we need it.


    Hollywood party brings more than $10 million to African American museum


    Denzel and Pauletta Washington opened their Los Angeles home Saturday to supporters of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and helped the Smithsonian museum to beat its goal of raising $10 million ...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...e-than-10-million-to-african-american-museum/

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    Actor Denzel Washington, pictured here in 2012, is one of the Hollywood supporters of the NMAAHC. (Photo by Jason DeCrow/Invision/AP)


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    Why the African American museum’s food focus will go beyond soul


    ... “We wanted to break up the idea that there’s one type of food, and that African Americans all eat that type of food,” said curator Joanne Hyppolite. “African Americans have been involved in perfecting a number of American cuisines. Because literally, they were always in everyone’s kitchen. It’s way more diverse than soul food.”

    One area of focus? Oysters ...


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/life...23a8aa-5e71-11e6-af8e-54aa2e849447_story.html

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    A 1912 tinted black-and-white postcard of a banana and pineapple vendor is part of the new museum’s collection. On the back of it is a handwritten note: “don’t forget / the place / Bradentown / Fla.” (Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture)

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    This stock pot was used to cook collard greens at the Florida Avenue Grill. (Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture)


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