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 has 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.

Whether you’ve already visited Slavery and Freedom or plan to do so, don’t miss this exclusive behind-the-scenes event, part of the Schomburg Center’s 2017 Fall Open House: Revival of SOUL.

Registration opens on October 5.


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