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A Day at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History



I finally had a chance to visit the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. It did not disappoint. There is so much to see there. You really can’t adequately see it all in one day, but we did the best we could.

The part that covers the slave trade is really to painful to bear, but it is good to remember. Speaking of remembering, I went quickly through the Jim Crow years because I personally experienced all of that. I felt like a walking history book as the museum showcased black and white water fountains, segregated train cars, etc. Of course, I remember the Civil Rights Movement — the sit-ins, the marches, etc. I thought all of the exhibits were well done.

Chuck Berry’s cadillac
I was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta sorority in 1974.

I enjoyed the music section of the museum the most, but I managed to do a quick walk through of the community section to photograph the Alpha chapter of my beloved sorority Delta Sigma Theta, founded in 1913. I also wa pleasantly surprise to discover a quilt Of Harriet Tubman by Bisa Butler while visiting the visual arts exhibit. I was so happy to see Bisa’s famous quilt in person.

I Go to Prepare a Place For You by Bisa Butler.

We had lunch at the museum at the Sweet Home Cafe. I made a quick trip to the gift shop to purchase my obligatory Christmas ornament and we were off to our next stop.

The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture has been on my bucket list since it opened. Mission accomplished and enjoyed!


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