• Noose Found at African American History Museum in D.C.

    A noose, a symbol of racial lynching, was found on Wednesday on the floor of an exhibit about segregation at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution officials said.

  • How a Museum Reckons With Black Pain

    by Vann R. Newkirk II

    The Smithsonian’s new memorial of African American history and culture is at once triumphant and crushing.

  • Washington DC’s monument to black history

    Decades after it was first dreamed of, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, completed by British architect David Adjaye, opens this week. While the building is striking, its collection is more remarkable.

  • Sneak peek of new Smithsonian shows rich black history

    “This is an opportunity to take an amazing culture, and understand what it mean to be an American through this lens,” said Lonnie Bunch, as he toured observers around a special sneak peek inside the building.