What’s happening at NMAAHC in April!

Thank you so much for your support of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. December is another exciting month at the Museum!  Here are a few things happening now!

Overton WWII Smith

Oldest Living WWII Veteran Tours NMAAHC

Richard Overton, the oldest-living WWII Veteran, made a spontaneous visit to the Museum from his home in Austin, TX, thanks to NMAAHC founding donor,Robert Smith.

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Photo: Robert Smith and Richard Overton in Austin, TX on April 8, 2018. Photo courtesy of Laurel Strategies.
Walk-Up Wednesday

Walk-Up Wednesdays in April

There are two more Walk-Up Wednesdays left! Individuals who walk up without timed entry passes may enter the Museum on a first come, first served basis on April 18th and 25th. For more information on timed passes and Walk-Up Wednesdays, visit our Walk-Up Wednesdays web page.

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Photo: Museum visitors lined up at the NMAAHC on the first Walk-Up Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Nike Equality

Leading by Example: The LBJ15 Equality Drawing Results

Last month, two NMAAHC founding donors, LeBron James and Nike, raffled 400 pairs of limited-edition Nike LeBron 15 “Equality” shoes to benefit the Museum.

The results are in! Over 600,000 people entered the raffle, raising over $450,000 to help us further explore, document, and showcase the African American story. Thank you for your generous support!

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Photo: Courtesy of Nike 
Webby Awards


This year, the Museum’s#HiddenHerstory social media campaign, which spotlights prominent African American women in history, was nominated for a People’s Voice Webby Award.

Cast your vote today and help us win!

Voting closes Thursday, April 19th.