For centuries, Africa and its people have played a key role in maritime trade and global expansion. Yet much of Black history has been told from a lens of oppression and the hardships Black people have had to overcome. This month, the Museum will honor and pay tribute to the generations of Blacks, Africans, and African Americans who have struggled, and reveal more about who they are and the places from which they came.
From the individual hidden voices that are now being heard to the ancient kingdoms that populated the African continent, Black and African history is intertwined with incredible stories that illustrate both adversity and diversity. Journey with the Museum and its Interpretation Department this month (and beyond) as we present a variety of virtual programs focusing on the rich history and culture of Blacks, Africans, and African Americans who helped to shape the world.