Behind the Scenes at the NMAAHC

Thursday, October 19 @ 6:00pm


How was the Slavery and Freedom exhibition at the National Museum of African American History and Culture conceived? How was the collection assembled? Where did the curators find the unique items now on display?

To answer these questions and many more, the Lapidus Center  invited the exhibition’s co-curator,Tsione Wolde-Michael, who has worked with a small team to research, assemble, and organize a stellar exhibition.

A PhD candidate in history at Harvard, Wolde-Michael also works with the Smithsonian Slave Wrecks Project whose mission is to combine research, training and education to build new scholarship and knowledge about the study of the global slave trade, particularly through the lens of slave shipwrecks.


See video here 


Photo: Bill Farrington


For more:

The New Slavery and Freedom Show

Making a Home For Black History

The Daughter of a Man Born A Slave Just Opened The First National Black History Museum



Photo: Bill Farrington

Photo: Bill Farrington