Official Guide to the Smithsonian

Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345424
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Travel

The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345431
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Genre: Travel

The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Official Guide to the Smithsonian Third Ed

Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215330478
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Travel

Introduces the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex, poviding floor plans for the various branches, information on hours, public transportation, tours, special attractions for children, and highlights from some of its major exhibits.

Evangelical Theologies of Liberation and Justice

Author: Mae Elise Cannon
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830870967
Release Date: 2019-09-10
Genre: Religion

Despite the current evangelical focus on justice work, evangelical theologians have not adequately developed a theological foundation for this activism. In this insightful resource, evangelical academics, activists, and pastors come together to survey the history and outlines of liberation theology, opening a conversation for developing a specifically evangelical view of liberation that speaks to the critical justice issues of our time.

Reclaiming the Black Past

Author: Pero G. Dagbovie
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781786632029
Release Date: 2018-11-13
Genre: History

The past and future of Black history In this information-overloaded twenty-first century, it seems impossible to fully discern or explain how we know about the past. But two things are certain. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all think historically on a routine basis. And our perceptions of history, including African American history, have not necessarily been shaped by professional historians. In this wide-reaching and timely book, Pero Gaglo Dagbovie argues that public knowledge and understanding of black history, including its historical icons, has been shaped by institutions and individuals outside academic ivory towers. Drawing on a range of compelling examples, Dagbovie explores how, in the twenty-first century, African American history is regarded, depicted, and juggled by diverse and contesting interpreters—from museum curators to filmmakers, entertainers, politicians, journalists, and bloggers. Underscoring the ubiquitous nature of African-American history in contemporary American thought and culture, each chapter unpacks how black history has been represented and remembered primarily during the “Age of Obama,” the so-called era of “post-racial” American society. Reclaiming the Black Past is Dagbovie's contribution to expanding how we understand African American history during the new millennium.

The Harvard Guide to African American History

Author: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674002768
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

Compiles information and interpretations on the past 500 years of African American history, containing essays on historical research aids, bibliographies, resources for womens' issues, and an accompanying CD-ROM providing bibliographical entries.

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

Author: Robert L Harris Jr.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231510875
Release Date: 2006-06-27
Genre: History

This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.

Starting Right A Basic Guide to Museum Planning

Author: Gerald George
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759121393
Release Date: 2012-08-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Are you thinking of starting a museum? Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning uses straightforward, non-technical language to share the basics of museum planning in an evening’s read. The third edition has been fully revised and updated to address the current issues facing new museums, including the increasing use of digital technologies.

The Unofficial Guide to Washington

Author: Bob Sehlinger
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: 0028612426
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Washington (D.C.)

What most people know about our capital is just the tip of the iceberg--this book will show them the rest. The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C. gives travelers the lowdown on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Ratings, phone numbers, and hours of operation are given.

Journeys Home

Author: Andrew McCarthy
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426215025
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Travel

Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, this compelling narrative combines intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy’s featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family’s Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell their own heartfelt stories of connection. Spanning the globe, these stories offer personal takes on journeying home, whether the authors are actively seeking long-lost relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for their roots. Sidebars and a hefty resource section provide tips and recommendations on how to go about your own research, and a foreword by the Genographic Project’s Spencer Wells sets the scene. Stunning images, along with family heirlooms, old photos, recipes, and more, round out this unique take on the genealogical research craze. From the Hardcover edition.

Challenging the Gifted

Author: Corinne P. Clendening
Publisher: New York : Bowker
ISBN: UOM:39015006280286
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Curriculum enrichment

Supplies guidance on the development of special educational programs for gifted children in grades kindergarten to twelfth grade.