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These children were pledging allegiance in 1942 San Francisco, but soon after many Japanese Americans in their community...
03/24/2021

These children were pledging allegiance in 1942 San Francisco, but soon after many Japanese Americans in their community were incarcerated under #EO9066 during #WWII. Learn about their experiences in our “Righting A Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II” traveling exhibition, opening tomorrow at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum.

Smithsonian
03/23/2021
Smithsonian

Smithsonian

In response to the eight people—seven of them women, six of Asian descent—killed last week in Georgia, we offer educational resources to increase understanding and deconstruct systemic oppression. Our statement and materials from across the Smithsonian:

03/22/2021
Museum on Main Street

Museum on Main Street

Happy #WorldWaterDay! Water is life. In societies across the globe, water serves as a source of peace and contemplation. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the complex character of water – a substance that is seemingly soft and graceful that is yet a powerful and nearly unstoppable force.

Our “Water/Ways” exhibition dives into water--an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.

What special experiences, practices or memories do you have around water? Share your story with us below! Then make sure to listen to our “Stories From Main Street” podcast series here: bit.ly/31YwGkP

#MyWaterStory #ThinkWater #WaterWays #MuseumOnMainSt

The Castle Museum of Saginaw County History
03/22/2021

The Castle Museum of Saginaw County History

If you’re interested in looking at some Detroit Tigers gear, like Miguel Cabrera’s game worn jersey from when he won the Triple Crown in 2012, make sure to come check out this local component to our traveling exhibit from the smithsonian, ¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues!

Join Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta and Dr. Taína Caragol, Curator of Latino Art & History at the National Portrait ...
03/19/2021

Join Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta and Dr. Taína Caragol, Curator of Latino Art & History at the National Portrait Gallery for a conversation on March 25 at 3:00 PM PDT! Register to attend here: https://bit.ly/3eYhlY7

This free zoom event is open to the public, and is co-sponsored by SITES, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, the Wylie and May Louise Bakersfield College Jones Gallery, and the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College.

This is Robert Blackburn, an artist whose innovations in the development of printmaking in the 20th century helped defin...
03/19/2021

This is Robert Blackburn, an artist whose innovations in the development of printmaking in the 20th century helped define the overall aesthetic of the American graphics “boom!” Don't miss the opening of “Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking” tomorrow at the Detroit Institute of Arts! The traveling exhibition examines Blackburn's life and work, which touched the Harlem Renaissance, the Art Students League and the New York School.
Blackburn’s “Blue Things” print is pictured on the right.

#BlackburnPrintmaking #InspirationalBlackMen #Pringmaking #Art

Meet inventor Alexis Lewis. At just 12-years-old in 2011, Alexis was inspired to invent after reading about children who...
03/18/2021

Meet inventor Alexis Lewis. At just 12-years-old in 2011, Alexis was inspired to invent after reading about children who became lost when families fled the famine in Somalia. So she adapted a traditional Native American sled, called a travois, by adding wheels to create a simpler way to transport families and their belongings. How’s that for creative innovation!

Alexis as well as other female inventors and the ways that they’re changing our lives for the better are explored in “Picturing Women Inventors,” a poster exhibition created by us and our friends at The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center! Request your copy here: https://s.si.edu/3s1GVzd

#PicturingWomenInventors #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM #BecauseOfHerStory

Image Credit: Photo by Michelle Fishburne, courtesy of Alexis Lewis

Smithsonian Affiliations
03/17/2021

Smithsonian Affiliations

We’re over the moon for our upcoming Virtual Scholar Talk with National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution curator Margaret Weitekamp on March 17 at 5 pm EST! There’s still time to register for this FREE discussion. Dr. Weitekamp will share stories of women in aviation using examples from Smithsonian collections. Register here- http://s.si.edu/awhi-march17 #BecauseOfHerStory

03/16/2021
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Have you seen the Smithsonian Channel documentary about “Our Native Daughters”yet? It is POWERFUL! Relive the experience and watch the full episode on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikEvcXPFw0M #BecauseOfHerStory #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM

Did you watch the powerful documentary about Our Native Daughters last month on Smithsonian Channel? Relive the experience and watch the full episode on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikEvcXPFw0M

Women of color organized beyond merely voting rights. A Lakota Sioux, Zitkála-Šá (1876–1938) fought tirelessly for Nativ...
03/16/2021

Women of color organized beyond merely voting rights. A Lakota Sioux, Zitkála-Šá (1876–1938) fought tirelessly for Native American rights. She helped found both the Society of the American Indians in 1907 and the National Council of American Indians in 1926.

Learn more about American woman suffrage and the diverse stories and experiences that shaped the movement in our "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence" poster exhibition. Download a free digital copy here: https://s.si.edu/2F8PdSh

Photo: Photogravure by Joseph T. Kelley, 1898 (printed 1901) Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery #VotesForWomen #BecauseOfHerStory #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM

Photo: National Portrait Gallery

Happy #MoonMonday! #DIdYouKnow that Margaret Hamilton ran the team that verified & installed programs into the #Apollo G...
03/15/2021

Happy #MoonMonday! #DIdYouKnow that Margaret Hamilton ran the team that verified & installed programs into the #Apollo Guidance Computer’s memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)? Ensuring that the programs had no errors required an enormous amount of paper documentation! #WomensHistoryMonth #BecauseOfHerStory

Heinz History Center
03/13/2021

Heinz History Center

"American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith," developed in partnership with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, opens today at the Smithsonian's home in Pittsburgh.

This timely exhibit uses immersive displays and powerful artifacts to explore the history of how we’ve voted, protested, and engaged with our politics. Learn how Pittsburghers and events here in Western Pa. helped shape our democracy! More info: https://visithei.nz/american-democracy

📷 Marchers participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

Discover the inspiration behind the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum's "Men Of Change: Taking it to the Streets"...
03/12/2021
Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum: Taking Power and Truth to the Streets - The Washington Informer

Discover the inspiration behind the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum's "Men Of Change: Taking it to the Streets" outdoor exhibition in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, DC in this new article featured in The Washington Informer.

"Men Of Change: Taking it to the Streets" illuminates the stories of Black men who exemplify the positive qualities that have allowed them to succeed in the face of daunting societal odds. #MenOfChangeDC

https://www.washingtoninformer.com/smithsonians-anacostia-community-museum-taking-power-and-truth-to-the-streets/

The Smithsonian tells American stories.

In 1776, many colonists made a great leap of faith: they united around the ideals that “all men are created equal” and e...
03/12/2021

In 1776, many colonists made a great leap of faith: they united around the ideals that “all men are created equal” and entitled to “unalienable rights” of “life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness.” Learn about the evolution of our #AmericanDemocracy starting tomorrow, when our "American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith" traveling exhibition opens at the Heinz History Center!

The exhibition explores America’s bold experiment in a government “of, by, & for the people,” and highlights the critical importance of active participation in our quest to form a “more perfect union.”

The Bias Inside Us" is now open at the Science Museum of Minnesota! It helps you counter your own implicit ideas about o...
03/10/2021

The Bias Inside Us" is now open at the Science Museum of Minnesota! It helps you counter your own implicit ideas about others and learn how to talk about this topic with the people you love. #ReTrainYourBrain

Whether we're born with it or we learn it during our lifetimes, bias causes us to think differently about ourselves and the people around us—leading to actions that are often based on stereotypes and prejudice.

But there are ways to start conversations about bias and how it shows up in big and small ways. The Bias Inside Us, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian is now at the Science Museum of Minnesota. It will help you counter your own implicit ideas about others and learn how to talk about this topic with the people you love. #ReTrainYourBrain

https://new.smm.org/exhibits/bias-inside-us

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

03/08/2021
Smithsonian

Happy #internationalwomensday! #BecauseOfHerStory #WomensHistoryMonth2021

When owners of a San Antonio, Texas, pecan-shelling plant reduced low wages even more, 21-year-old Emma Tenayuca led the Mexican and Mexican American workers in walking out.

#BecauseOfHerStory #InternationalWomensDay

Heinz History Center
03/06/2021
Heinz History Center

Heinz History Center

American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, a traveling exhibition developed in partnership with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, opens in one week on March 13.

For young Mexican American women, barrio teams provided an acceptable public venue for them to assert autonomy, athletic...
03/05/2021

For young Mexican American women, barrio teams provided an acceptable public venue for them to assert autonomy, athleticism, and cultural and ethnic pride while challenging socially constructed notions of gender and femininity. Here, Carmen Lujan stands on base in Colton, California, in 1936. Lujan played for the Mercury Señoritas for five years, starting at the age of 12 or 13. They traveled to play other women’s barrio teams.

Our "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas," traveling exhibition is a bilingual journey into the heart of American baseball. Explore baseball’s crucial social and cultural presence in Latino communities for the last century! See it now at The Castle Museum of Saginaw County History! #Pleibol #BecauseOfHerStory #WomensHistoryMonth

Smithsonian
03/03/2021

Smithsonian

With magazines like Ebony and Jet, John H. Johnson changed the landscape of print journalism by offering authentic portraits of the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of African American life.

This portrait of Johnson is included in “Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets,” an outdoor exhibition that shares the story of revolutionary African American men: s.si.edu/3rdCNfk

The exhibition is from Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Visit through May 31 in D.C.'s Deanwood neighborhood: s.si.edu/3r97CBR #MenOfChangeDC

Smithsonian Affiliations
03/03/2021

Smithsonian Affiliations

Join us tomorrow, March 3, 2021, at 7 pm Eastern Time for our first #WomensHistoryMonth Virtual Scholar Talk, "African American Women's Activism in Historical Perspective." Scholars from National Museum of American History and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities will highlight objects related to African American women's history in Smithsonian collections.

#BecauseOfHerStory

Register here- https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/8816123730942/WN_UDFln1_RRdqW0MwZN7Riaw

Smithsonian Latino Center
03/03/2021
Smithsonian Latino Center

Smithsonian Latino Center

Meet three Afro-Latino baseball players with stories in the National Museum of American History collections: http://s.si.edu/three-players

Learn more about how Latino/a baseball players have had a huge impact on the game in "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues/En los barrios y las grandes ligas" now on view The Castle Museum of Saginaw County History. s.si.edu/3adOICh

This traveling exhibit was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the
National Museum of American History and received federal support from the #LatinoInitiativesPool administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. #Pleibol

Have you seen “Men of Change:Taking it to the Streets”? #MenOfChangeDC
03/03/2021
Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Have you seen “Men of Change:Taking it to the Streets”? #MenOfChangeDC

“When we decided to think about content for an exhibition, it happened to be around a time there was a wave of actions perpetrated against black male bodies.

It’s a problem when we don't realize the brilliance around us simply because we have particular biases.”
- Marquette Folley, Content Director of Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets is on view through May 31 in in Deanwood, along 6 streets in the neighborhood adjacent to the campus of Ron Brown College Preparatory High School at 4800 Meade Street, N.E.! Smithsonian Magazine https://s.si.edu/3r9hjjn

Coming soon to Baton Rouge, Louisiana!
03/02/2021

Coming soon to Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

🗓 Mark your calendars for August 21, 2021‼️

Coming to Capitol Park Museum: The Negro Motorist #GreenBook, a new exhibit from Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service!

Explore the history and legacy of this life-saving guide created by Harlem postman Victor Green that provided black travelers of the Jim Crow era with information on hotels, restaurants, service stations, and other facilities where they would be welcomed as they traveled across the U.S.

Our "Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic" exhibition is a vivid, intimate, compelling photographi...
03/02/2021

Our "Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic" exhibition is a vivid, intimate, compelling photographic portrait of Billie Holiday, the consummate jazz and blues singer and one of 20th–century music’s most iconic figures, in April 1957 at a significant moment in her life and just two years before her death at the age of 44.

In this rare glimpse into Billie Holiday’s private life, Lady Day stands at the kitchen sink of an apartment at 43 West 93rd Street in Manhattan, NY.

The second photo was taken as she performed on stage with her band - Paul “Vice Pres” Quinichette on tenor saxophone (barely visible behind Billie), Carl Drinkard on piano, Jimmy Schenck on bass and Bobby “Stix” Darden on drums at Sugar Hill, Newark, New Jersey, April, 1957. #BecauseOfHerStory #WomensHistoryMonth #Smithsonian

Join Smithsonian Affiliations for "African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective" on March 3 at 7pm (ET)! ...
03/02/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join Smithsonian Affiliations for "African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective" on March 3 at 7pm (ET)! #BecauseOfHerStory Sign up below: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/8816123730942/WN_UDFln1_RRdqW0MwZN7Riaw?t=1614697467000

Join Smithsonian Affiliations for this program highlighting objects related to African American women’s history in the Smithsonian collections. This event focuses on African American women’s activism and contributions in historical perspective. Each speaker will explore an interesting aspect of ...

03/01/2021
Smithsonian

The Smithsonian is celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth with these short video animations that bring to life the stories of change-making women! #BecauseOfHerStory

In New York City’s Chinatown, college student Regina Lee and other volunteers organized a neighborhood health fair to improve health literacy in their community. #BecauseOfHerStory

03/01/2021

Join us this #WomensHistoryMonth as we uplift & share the stories of change makers who’ve shaped our nation! From the timeless music of Billie Holiday & civil rights leadership of Dolores Huerta, to the glass-ceiling shattering career of astronaut Mae Jemison,! #BecauseOfHerStory

"The Bias Inside Us” puts implicit bias under a microscope to examine the science behind it, how it affects all of our l...
02/26/2021

"The Bias Inside Us” puts implicit bias under a microscope to examine the science behind it, how it affects all of our lives in hidden ways, and how you can #RetrainYourBrain! See it at the Science Museum of Minnesota starting tomorrow, Saturday, February 27!

The “Green Book” listed more than 180 businesses in #Chicago, with nearly 80% of the listings in the city’s Bronzeville ...
02/24/2021

The “Green Book” listed more than 180 businesses in #Chicago, with nearly 80% of the listings in the city’s Bronzeville District – 350,000 Black people lived, ate, shopped and worked there. It was also a mecca for Black manufacturing, and the Black hair care, publishing, and banking industries. Perfect Eat Shop, pictured here in 1942, was one of those businesses. #GreenBookLegacy #GreeBook

Happy #MoonMonday! #DidYouKnow that many incrediblly skilled and talented women, like Hazel Fellows, worked on the #Apol...
02/22/2021

Happy #MoonMonday! #DidYouKnow that many incrediblly skilled and talented women, like Hazel Fellows, worked on the #Apollo11 Mission to the moon? #BlackHistoryMonth #BecauseOfHerStory

Quick! Name the first inventor that comes to mind…. Was it a woman inventor?  Women haven’t always had equal opportuniti...
02/19/2021

Quick! Name the first inventor that comes to mind…. Was it a woman inventor? Women haven’t always had equal opportunities to be inventors but have overcome obstacles to create inventions that change our lives every day! Learn about them in "Picturing Women Inventor," our new poster exhibition in collaboration with The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Educators, you can request your copy here: https://s.si.edu/3dupTWc #PicturingWomenInventors #BecauseOfHerStory

Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum
02/17/2021

Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

We’re excited to share that we now have Feed the Fridge setup at our museum!

Part of a larger effort across the city by restaurateur Mark Bucher, Feed the Fridge is an effort to bring nourishment where there is hunger in our own communities, while helping pandemic-battered restaurants stay in business and avoid staff cuts.

The meals are accessible in the refrigerators without any code or lock, creating no barriers for access. Individuals are encouraged to take as many meals as they may need that day, no application, no income requirements, no ID needed.

As a pillar in the community, we are asking that you share this resource that exists at ACM with those who may need it. Each morning at 10:30am, Monday through Friday, the food is delivered in COVID- friendly ways by the restaurant.

This program will kick off “Our Food, Our Future”, a yearlong focus on food history, culture and justice in the District, which will be comprised of an exhibit opening this spring and educational programming to compliment the themes.

📸: Feed the Fridge

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