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Napa Valley’s First Black-Owned Winery Is A Chic Step In The Right Direction | The Fab Gab Brown Estate is a second generation winery co-helmed by three siblings: Deneen, Coral and David Brown.



The winery was initially a financial investment made by their parents in 1980. Bassett and Marcela Brown bought some land in Napa Valley and sold zinfandel grapes to other winemakers.

But 16 years after the land was initially bought, the Brown children decided to take the grapes they’d been selling and bring them in-house to create a winery of their own. And thus, Brown Estate was born.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE | WASHINGTON, DC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).