The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced online events, engagement opportunities and educational initiatives for the remainder of June, including "Curator Chats," a new video series featuring commentary by museum curators on exhibits, initiatives and topics in African American history and culture and an at-home Juneteenth celebration.
New online offerings through June include:
NMAAHC Curator Chats Series: The New Negro Renaissance During World War I
During Memorial Day, the museum debuted a new online video series named Curator Chats.
In the first video of the series, museum specialist Tulani Salahu-Din discusses the emergence of the New Negro Renaissance during World War I.
NMAAHC Blog: Delaying Funerals Until It Is Safe to Gather Has Roots in African American "Secondary Burial" Traditions
The museum's blog now features a new essay describing the traditions of African Americans in the Carolinas, who delayed funeral services and mourning practices until it was feasible to gather.
National History Day (NHD) at NMAAHC Student Documentary Showcase
Offered through June 24 (Smithsonian Learning Lab)
In collaboration with National History Day (NHD), the museum will showcase select short student documentaries created for the NHD competition that embody the mission and stories reflected in the museum.
Artists at Home
Wednesday, June 24
In this digital, interactive program, students will engage in hands-on art-making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art.