RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Phil Freelon, an architect who designed buildings ranging from local libraries to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, has died in North Carolina. Freelon was 66 and had suffered from ALS for several years. Freelon died Tuesday in Durham, said Michael Reilly, a spokesman and friend. “I’ll […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Lonnie Bunch started working on the Smithsonian’s first black museum, he had no collection, no building and one employee. The Smithsonian Institution rewarded the founding director of the wildly popular museum on Tuesday by putting him in charge of all 19 of its museums, making Bunch the 14th secretary of the […]


With photos of Harriet Tubman being few and far between, when a rare new photo of her surfaced it was a huge deal. While most photos depict Tubman as an elderly woman, a newly unearthed picture shows a much younger Tubman and was quickly acquired by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History […]

Does President Donald Trump need a Black history lesson? Trump is scheduled to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday. It’s either the president’s latest misguided attempt to embrace the Black experience or it’s a staged photo-op for Black History Month. During his tour, Trump will likely view Emmett Till’s […]