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#DrawingWhileBlack Is an Online Celebration of Gifted Black Artists | OkayAfrica

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#DrawingWhileBlack Is an Online Celebration of Gifted Black Artists | OkayAfrica

[dropcap]It[/dropcap] Black Twitter is the unspoken champion of social media. We can almost always count on the virtual community to produce movements, threads and hashtags that keep us scrolling down our Twitter feeds for hours, often times in laughter and awe. [mc4wp_form id=”6042″]

This weekend, that hashtag was #DrawingWhileBlack, which saw gifted black artists from various backgrounds getting their names out there and blessing our feeds with incredible paintings, drawings and other forms of visual art for the free—what more could we really ask for from social media?


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).