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An Intimate History of America | The Paris Review We made our way through the exhibitions that document the state-sanctioned violence black people experienced over the course of generations, pausing to study the images and take in their explanations

We made our way through the exhibitions that document the state-sanctioned violence black people experienced over the course of generations, pausing to study the images and take in their explanations

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Smithsonian African American History Museum Gets Own Stamp | The Afro The United States Postal Service will immortalize the Smithsonian National Museum of African American and Culture on a Forever stamp slated to be issued next week.

The United States Postal Service will immortalize the Smithsonian National Museum of African American and Culture on a Forever stamp slated to be issued next week.

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The Smithsonian’s African American Museum Tells the Myriad Stories of Black Heroism – Hyperallergic Being among such a dizzying selection of uplifting stories, you cannot avoid the conclusion that America would not be what it is without all the people represented here.

Being among such a dizzying selection of uplifting stories, you cannot avoid the conclusion that America would not be what it is without all the people represented here.

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‘Allowing America to Confront Its Tortured Racial Past’

[two_fifth padding=”0 35px 0 10px”]‘ALLOWING AMERICA TO CONFRONT ITS TORTURED RACIAL PAST’ BY   Clare Foran PUB   The Atlantic [/two_fifth][three_fifth_last padding=”0 0px 0 10px”]The Smithsonian Institution museums that dot the National Mall in Washington, D.C. memorialize a certain version of American history. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened earlier this month, is now a part of that official narrative. It recounts black history in the United States, and in doing so, presents a narrative about the story of America. “The story of the African American is so central to America’s definition of itself, its notions of freedom […]

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