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.

50 Events That Shaped African American History An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic 2 volumes

Author: Jamie J. Wilson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440837876
Release Date: 2019-09-30
Genre: Social Science

This two-volume work celebrates 50 notable achievements of African Americans, highlighting black contributions to U.S. history and examining the ways black accomplishments shaped American culture. • Chronicles almost 400 years of African American history beginning with the arrival of 20 Africans into Jamestown, VA, and ending with the 2014 Ferguson Protests • Provides readers with an understanding of key events that represent the African American experience • Brings the featured events to life using first-person accounts, essays, primary sources, photographs, and timelines • Demonstrates the broad influence and impact of African Americans on history, the arts, laws, sports, literature, film, television, and social movements

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.

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.

Black Men Built the Capitol

Author: Jesse Holland
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762751924
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: History

The first book of its kind, with comprehensive up-to-date details Historic sites along the Mall, such as the U.S. Capitol building, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, are explored from an entirely new perspective in this book, with never-before-told stories and statistics about the role of blacks in their creation. This is an iconoclastic guide to Washington, D.C., in that it shines a light on the African Americans who have not traditionally been properly credited for actually building important landmarks in the city. New research by a top Washington journalist brings this information together in a powerful retelling of an important part of our country's history. In addition the book includes sections devoted to specific monuments such as the African American Civil War Memorial, the real “Uncle Tom's cabin,” the Benjamin Banneker Overlook and Frederick Douglass Museum, the Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, and other existing statues, memorials and monuments. It also details the many other places being planned right now to house, for the first time, rich collections of black American history that have not previously been accessible to the public, such as the soon-to-open Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Monument, as well as others opening over the next decade. This book will be a source of pride for African Americans who live in or come from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area as well as for the 18 million annual African American visitors to our nation's capital. Jesse J. Holland is a political journalist who lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He is the Congressional legal affairs correspondent for the Associated Press, and his stories frequently appear in the New York Times and other major papers. In 2004, Holland became the first African American elected to Congressional Standing Committee of Correspondents, which represents the entire press corps before the Senate and the House of Representatives. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, he is a frequent lecturer at universities and media talk shows across the country.

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.

New York City Museum Guide

Author: Candace Ward
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486410005
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Travel

Indispensable guide to over 130 museums and points of interest: Guggenheim Museum, The Cloisters, Chinatown History Museum, Bronx Zoo, Queens Wildlife Center, Historic Richmond Town, The Frick Collection, Children's Museum of Manhattan, El Museo del Barrio, and more. Addresses, phone numbers, visiting hours, admission fees, other data.

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.