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Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director of the NMAAHC ~celebrate black history everyday

Dear Friends,Join

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 midnightI 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.

Carmen, can I count on you to support the Museum during Black History Month by joining as a Member?

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.

Before Black History Month comes to an end, please join as a Member.

Thank you in advance.

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Lonnie G. Bunch III
Founding Director

P.S. You can help the Museum celebrate the spirit of Black History Month every day. Please join the Museum today.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

For All The World To See:
Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights


Sanitation workers assembled before Clayborn Temple
Ernest C. Withers, Sanitation Workers assemble in front of Clayborn
Temple for a solidarity march.
Memphis, TN, March 28, 1968.
Ernest C. Withers, Sanitation Workers assemble in front of Clayborn

Civil rights leaders and activists were often exceptionally skillful image-makers, adept at capitalizing on the authority of pictures to edify, educate, and persuade. They also understood, and took advantage of, new visual technologies as well as society’s insatiable hunger for pictures. Through compelling photographs, television and film clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See explores the role of visual culture — from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s — in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality and justice.

Curated by Maurice Berger, Ph.D. For All The World To See was organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The exhibition opens June 10 and runs through November 24, 2011 in NMAAHC‘s gallery on level two at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. For information about this exhibition please click here.