History

Visiting the National Museum of African American Culture and History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

I have twice had the chance in the last few months to spend a few hours at the NMAAHC, which opened in September 2016. I look forward to a day when I can wander slowly and at length through its extraordinary galleries. Continue reading Visiting the National Museum of African American Culture and History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Baldwin Documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is a Must-Watch Film

On February 1, the first day of Black History Month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America’s greatest men of letters. Continue reading Baldwin Documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is a Must-Watch Film

Congressional Black Caucus Members Protest Trump’s “Muslim Ban” at Airports Nationwide

At the height of the protests over President Donald Trump’s executive order that imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim countries, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) arrived at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport and asked airport officials how many people were being detained at the airport as a result of the order. Continue reading Congressional Black Caucus Members Protest Trump’s “Muslim Ban” at Airports Nationwide