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February 9, 2024

Ohio’s Black Artists: A History of a Trailblazing Museum and Resources to Engage Students Today

The 2024 theme of Black History Month in the United States is “African Americans and the Arts,” and, in that spirit, this month’s Resource Roundup discusses the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center’s (NAAMCC) influence on the art world. Be sure to read on for resources on teaching art in the classroom and a list […]

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January 24, 2024

Freed Will: The Randolph Freedpeople from Slavery to Settlement Exhibition

The Dayton Metro Library, in collaboration with the National Afro-American Museum and cultural Center, presents Freed Will: The Randolph Freedpeople from Slavery to Settlement. The exhibition will be on display at the Main Branch of the Dayton Metro Library from January 16 – March 1, 2024. In one of the largest emancipations in American history, […]

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October 9, 2023

2024 Art of Soul! Juried Art Show Call for Artists

2024 Art of Soul! Juried Art Show Call for Artists The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC) presents the 10th annual 2024 Art of Soul! Juried Art Show in Wilberforce, Ohio, opening on Saturday, October 12, 2024. Artists from across the United States and beyond can submit their work to the juried art exhibition […]

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May 9, 2023

The Power of Protest Music

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April 11, 2023

African Art: Form, Function, and Fraught Histories Exhibit

Although often misunderstood by the West, African art has had an enormous impact on the world. While Africans created objects for culturally specific functions, their aesthetics challenged Western society and shaped its perceptions. This exhibit presents the relationship between the aesthetic and cultural functions of African art objects and the historical context of their global […]

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February 14, 2023

From Enslaved to Education Trailblazer

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March 8, 2022

The Ohio State Hidden Figures Revealed Project: Educational Resources that Connect Math with History

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February 2, 2022

Queens of the Heartland

Exhibit • Queens of the Heartland National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, Wilberforce One of Ohio’s greatest legacies is a story rarely told. Since the 1800s, Ohio was at the heart of social change led by African American women. Not only was it was the first free state established from the Northwest Territory, but it […]

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February 2, 2022

Exhibit • African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory

Explore African American military and civilian service during World War II as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.

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October 25, 2021

James Brown Makes History at King Records in Cincinnati

When James Brown and his band arrived at 1540 Brewster Avenue in Cincinnati in May of 1967, it probably didn’t feel like history in the making. But it was.