Exhibits and Events

“A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” is a commemorative poster exhibition celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum Sept. 24, 2016. Based on the inaugural exhibitions of the museum, the posters highlight key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience. “A Place for All People” is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with the museum. The exhibit highlights key artifacts that tells the risk and diverse story of the African American experience; from the child-size shackles of a slave and the clothing worn by Carlotta Walls on her first day at Little Rock Central High School to Chuck Berry’s guitar, “Maybellene,” and the track shoes worn by Olympian Carl Lewis. The exhibition presents a living history that reflects challenge, triumph, faith, and hope. The poster exhibition and related public programs are an opportunity for the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum to showcase its work in sharing the many stories of African American and African diaspora people and their contributions to the local community and the American story.

The exhibit will be on display at the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum through December 2017.