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STEM Master Teacher Program | National Museum of African American History and Culture

The fellowship provides an opportunity for a K-12 STEM teacher to work with the National Museum of African American History and Culture staff offsite throughout the school year, and on-site during the selected teacher’s spring break, and for a two-month period during the summer in Washington, DC.  Travel to and from Washington, D.C. will be arranged and paid for by the museum. The selected candidate will also receive a monthly stipend to offset lodging expenses for the time spent in Washington, DC.

The selected teacher will

  • Conduct research using the vast Smithsonian collections to expand understanding of the role African Americans have played in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and invention throughout history
  • Develop experiential professional…

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IMLS Grant for African American History and Culture

Date: October 18, 2018

Contact: Mark Isaksen, 202-653-4667

Contact: Ashley Jones, 202-653-4782

The IMLS Grant application deadline is November 1, 2018. 

Program Overview:
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support activities that build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include museums with a primary purpose and focus on African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora. Museum applicants must also fulfill the IMLS general eligibility criteria for museums.


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“The Hair Appointment” celebrates the art of african hair braiding ! [This is Culture]

In African culture, hairbraiding is almost like a ritual, before an important event like back to school time, a wedding, or a christening … no wonder why Barbershops are still, till today, solidly anchored in our pop culture !

The purpose of this visual series is to demonstrate the beauty of hairstyling as a process, whether done in a hair salon or on the porch of a house … “The Hair Appointment” celebrates the lifestyle and overall experience beyond the hairstyle in itself !

Josef did not work alone on this project but surrounded himself with young talents: the photographer Jeremy Rodney Hall, the co-producer of the series Helena Koudou, the stylist Habibat Adetonwa Julmat, Ernest Robinson for the make-up and the entire “…

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A Tribute to Ancient African Culture, Painted With 24-Carat Gold

In her new exhibition, British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor interrogates the idea of nationhood with powerful poignancy

When British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor enrolled in college in the United States, she was confronted with the subject of race and identity in a manner she had never considered prior to coming to America. “I realised what it meant to be Black in the US, and experienced the cultural realities that came with it,” Viktor tells AnOther.

Charged with the desire to examine her roots and explore her heritage, Viktor discovered an inextricable link in Pan-African history that has become the very heart of the new exhibition, Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Here, Viktor…

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Fiesta Fela ’18 African Culture Festival Saturday, October 13

For the eighth year,  Fiesta Fela will rock the Railyard on Saturday, from 10 am – 6 pm.  The annual event brings all day music, food and fun to Santa Fe.  This year’s headliner, Tommy Dukes and his blues band, will be supported by local musicians the Swank Brothers and others.  The event is family – friendly, with a childrens’ tent with hourly hands-on art and crafts workshops for kids of all ages.  And, of course, food and more food supplied by Jambo and many more food trucks.  And it’s free to the public, although a small donation is requested. 

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Cooking competition celebrates African culture

In West African cooking, jollof is a dish that's eaten on special occasions, with the recipe being passed down from generation to generation.
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