Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum Re-Opens with “Right to the City” Exhibit

By: Geronimo Collins The Anacostia Community Museum, located in Southeast Washington and one mile from Frederick Douglass’s home, hosted its grand reopening celebration on Saturday, October 12th after a seven-month-long, $4.5 million renovation. The renovation adds new greenery, seats, lights, and murals to make the museum more communal. It was also the reopening of “A … More Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum Re-Opens with “Right to the City” Exhibit

400 Years Exhibit Opening: MALU & APEX Museum

VisitBlackHistory.com attended the opening of “400 Years” at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, yesterday. August 25, 2019 is considered the “400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans to Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia.” Martin Luther King, Jr. NHP (MALU) has partnered with neighboring APEX Museum to illustrate the … More 400 Years Exhibit Opening: MALU & APEX Museum

African American Grounds at Historic Oakland Cemetery

This week, many across the U.S. commemorated and acknowledged Juneteenth. I was in a very reflective state of mind that day, lending my thoughts to what freedom really meant for African Americans after slavery. I asked Ali’a for ideas on black historic sites in Atlanta, that I could visit and document. Of those she suggested, … More African American Grounds at Historic Oakland Cemetery

Professional Spotlight: Derek T. Mosley, Archivist/Division Manager Auburn Avenue Research Library

Recorded February 8th, 2019 at Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. Derek T. Mosley, Archivist/Division Manager In this professional spotlight, we sit down with Derek T. Mosley about his career path to becoming Auburn Avenue Research Library’s Archivist and Division Manager. Mr. Mosley shares that he has had a love for … More Professional Spotlight: Derek T. Mosley, Archivist/Division Manager Auburn Avenue Research Library