As February comes to an end, the attention of many will shift away from Black History Month and onto the next holiday. But here at the Museum, we believe black history should be celebrated every day. Black history is American history, and your Membership gift will help the Museum bring the full and truthful African American story to the national spotlight. With just hours to go until midnight, I urge you to please join the Museum today.
This year, Black History Month included significant milestones, such as the 200th birthday of African American icon Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery, he escaped to freedom and went on to distinguish himself as a leading abolitionist, inspiring writer, and dedicated social reformer who advocated equality for all.
Frederick Douglass’s remarkable life and legacy remind us of the enormous progress that our nation has made since his time—and how far we must go to achieve the kind of nation that he envisioned. And your support will help the Museum educate and inspire Americans to fulfill his dream.
Your generous gift will help the Museum keep the flame of Black History Month burning brightly throughout the year, focusing attention on African American heroes whose achievements have for too long been neglected, forgotten, or even suppressed.
With your support, the Museum will reach a wider audience with the remarkable African American story—with all its pain and promise—to deepen our understanding of who we are as a nation and inspire America’s next generation of leaders to build a better future for all.