2017

Posted on: February 6, 2017

County Featuring Smithsonian Poster Exhibition

A Place For All People Brief

During Black History Month, Jackson County is showcasing posters from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture inside the first-floor lobby of courthouse in downtown Kansas City.

The exhibit, "A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture," commemorates last September's opening of the new museum.

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, “A Place for All People” highlights key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience. From the child-size shackles of a slave and the clothing worn by Carolotta Walls on her first day at Little Rock Central High School to Chuck Berry’s Gibson guitar, “Maybellene,” and the track shoes worn by Olympian Carl Lewis, the exhibition presents a living history that reflects challenge, triumph, faith and hope.

A Place for All People poster

Poster from the exhibit

The journey to establish the National Museum of African American History and Culture began a century ago with a call for a national memorial to honor the contributions of African American Civil War veterans. After decades of efforts by private citizens, organizations and members of Congress, federal legislation was passed in 2003 to create the museum.

Since then, thousands of artifacts have been collected to fill the new building that has risen on the National Mall in Washington. Through its exhibitions and programs, the museum provides a shared lens to view the nation’s history and the possibility for hope and healing. It is a place where all can gather to remember, reflect and embrace America’s story: a place for all people. 

SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for 65 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. For exhibition description and tour schedules, visit sites.si.edu.

Ntl. Museum of African American History & Culture
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