National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C. Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

America needs its history museums more than ever

The discovery of a noose at the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a grim justification of its existence

15 Jun 2017
The surface of the diorama being removed from Grant Park for its transfer to the Atlanta History Center. Photo: © Atlanta History Center

The battle to save ‘The Battle of Atlanta’

The Battle of Atlanta belongs to an extinct genre, but the historical questions it raises are still relevant today

23 Feb 2017
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C. Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

Telling the story of the African American experience in Washington

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture offers a history lesson for all

18 Feb 2017