Inspired by the release of “Lead Belly” August 1, 1938, Dometi Pongo and Lonnie Bunch discuss music as a form of protest. Continue reading Conversations in Context: Music
What would you give up to gain the vote? On this episode of Sidedoor: Learn how women’s suffrage came to Hawai’i—and at what cost to native Hawaiians. Continue reading Sidedoor: Votes for Hawaiians
Episode Two: The July 28, 1917 Silent Protest Parade, one of the very first Civil Rights demonstrations.
Continue reading Conversations in Context: Marches
From movements to marches, witness an intergenerational discussion that covers everything from Lead Belly to Lil’ Baby, and journey from the Selma to Montgomery March to the Brooklyn Liberation parade. Continue reading Conversations in Context: Movements
Key personnel from across the Institution weigh in on the long road back to normal(ish) operations Continue reading What does the Smithsonian look like in a post-COVID era?
Forget about worrying if rain will spoil your picnic. Soon you can worry about whether it’s acid rain—or if the formaldehyde levels are too high to go for a run. Continue reading TEMPO steps up the pace of air pollution monitoring
The past is present for the descendants of the survivors of the Clotilda’s last voyage. Continue reading The legacy of the last slave ship
Houston has had more than one problem. Continue reading Apollo 12’s really close call
Modupe Labode examines the life of the great civil rights leader and explains why we must be willing to make “good trouble” to create a community we all want to live in. Continue reading John Lewis and “Good Trouble”
When we closed our doors to visitors in March, we had no way of knowing how long they would remain closed. This week, we held a successful reopening trial run with “Staff as Visitors” Days at the Zoo and Udvar-Hazy Center. Continue reading Thank you for your help!