Lonnie Bunch III, the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has now been appointed secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He’s the first African American leader in the institution’s 173-year history. His nomination was approved Tuesday by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents. Bunch succeeds David J. Skorton, who announced his […]

Deborah Watts, co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, spoke with Roland Martin about her family's contribution to the NMAAHC.

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington is just days away and it still needs your help.

It’s been years since the Casey Anthony story made headlines, but the saga surrounding the case continues. A private investigator is now claiming that Jose Baez, Anthony’s lawyer, admitted she killed her 2-year-old daughter. “Baez had told me that Casey murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere,” stated Dominic Casey, in an affidavit that was […]

William Pretzer, the museum's senior History Curator, asked the city to delay demolition of the structure in an email Monday.

This September, a small exhibit honoring Bill Cosby will go on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibit is titled "Taking Shape," and focuses on African-American representation on television in the 20th century. To encompass this history, Cosby's 1964 comedy record I Started Out as a Child, an I Spy comic book, and video clips from the program and clips from The Cosby Show have been added to the exhibit.

They are planning to make changes in an effort to diversify their board and nominations in the future.

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