Smithsonian

Deborah Watts, co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, spoke with Roland Martin about her family's contribution to the NMAAHC.

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington is just days away and it still needs your help.

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington is just days away and it still needs your help.

It’s been years since the Casey Anthony story made headlines, but the saga surrounding the case continues. A private investigator is now claiming that Jose Baez, Anthony’s lawyer, admitted she killed her 2-year-old daughter. “Baez had told me that Casey murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere,” stated Dominic Casey, in an affidavit that was […]

William Pretzer, the museum's senior History Curator, asked the city to delay demolition of the structure in an email Monday.

They are planning to make changes in an effort to diversify their board and nominations in the future.

Picture courtesy of Getty Images First Lady Michelle Obama’s second  inaugural gown will be on  display. Mrs Obama’s ruby-colored chiffon gown custom made by designer Jason Wu for the 2013 Inaugural Ball will be  on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The inaugural gown will be part of the “First Ladies Collection” […]

Actor/Director Clint Eastwood helped open a new movie theater on the National Mall Wednesday evening and the Smithsonian Institution honored the actor and director for his six decades of work in American film. Eastwood, 81, visited the National Museum of American History to help dedicate the new Warner Bros. Theater as a space to present […]

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History will feature 1970’s funk band Parliament Funkadelic’s Mothership as a permanent piece of its music exhibition when it open its door in 2015. First appearing in 1977, the smoke-spewing stage prop quickly became an emblem of the band’s eclectic spirit and a symbol of the post civil […]