(Washington, DC) Murals That Matter: Public Art On the Built Environment and a Nation’s Need for Dialogue and Reflection

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“The Beginnings of Black Drinking Culture in DC” with Andra “AJ” Johnson

Written by Geronimo Collins for Visit Black History “I didn’t know there were Black bartenders outside of T.G.I. Fridays or that bartending could be a viable career.” – Andra “AJ” Johnson, hospitality entrepreneur and co-founder of DMV Black Restaurant Week Over the years, craft cocktails have gained popularity because consumers are becoming more educated on … More “The Beginnings of Black Drinking Culture in DC” with Andra “AJ” Johnson

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

(Washington, DC) Black History Month Kickoff Celebration at African American Civil War Memorial Museum

The African American Civil War Memorial Museum is conveniently located near Howard University, the U Street corridor, and the Spirit of Freedom sculpture. A WMATA train practically pulls up to it’s front door. It was happenstance, the day that a friend and I visited the museum and found Virginia Ali of Ben’s Chili Bowl success … More (Washington, DC) Black History Month Kickoff Celebration at African American Civil War Memorial Museum

Smithsonian Search for Black History Artifacts in Atlanta, 1991

In 1991, Claudine K. Brown visited Atlanta in search of African American artifacts and memorabilia that would go inside a future institution by the name of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Again her visit was in 1991. This article notes that in addition to viewing private collections, Ms. Brown also … More Smithsonian Search for Black History Artifacts in Atlanta, 1991