Snapshots of African American Communities at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History 9/9/16-12/27/16

Immerse yourself in art, history, and rich cultural diversity at a special exhibition to commemorate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. On September 9th, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History launched their “Snapshots of African American Communities”, highlighting 25 photographs from two collections in the museum’s archives that depict the rich diversity of the African American experience.

Visitors will get a glimpse into the history of the Fournet Drug Store, a family-owned drugstore that served an African American clientele in St. Martinsville, LA from the 1940 to the 1970s, as well as a combination of special events and everyday life moments, including graduations, weddings, and community gatherings over a period of 90 years. The stunning black and white photos featured in the exhibit encapsulate some of life’s most beautiful moments in America’s complex and diverse history. Visit the website to learn more about this special event that will run until December 27th.

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