Special Director’s Circle Passes: A Day in the Life of a People 8/28


Thank you so much for your generous support as a Member of the Director’s Circle of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

We are pleased to offer a limited number of exclusive Director’s Circle passes to our next community day.

This day-long series of events is inspired by director Ava DuVernay’s cinematic installation, August 28: A Day in the Life of the People, which looks at African American history through the lens of six significant historical events that all transpired years apart on August 28th.

A Day in the Life of a People

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Took Place 1963
August 25, 2018
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1833: Escaping Enslavement
Capture history in this hands-on timeline activity for all ages1955: Because of Emmett Till
Learn from this mixed media presentation1961: Mr. Postman Delivers and Other Hits!
Enjoy DJ music celebrating this landmark Motown album and more

1963: Why Do We March? 
Create your own sign in this activity for all ages
Outside the Museum and thus available without passes

2005: When Disaster Strikes 
Participate in this group building activity based upon re-building the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina

2008: We Are the Change
Share your thoughts on a message board for everyone in the Museum to read and contemplate

For more information, please visit our website.

Passes are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

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Photo credit: Pin-back button for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.