The girls and I recently visited the new Smithsonian Museum of African American history and culture with a friend and her daughter. It was breathtaking.
The museum is a total of seven (7) floors and chronicles African American history from slavery to the end of the 20th century. The main floor has information, the Museum Shop and a few items in exhibit. There are theee (3) floors below ground and three (3) floors above ground with artifacts, interactive exhibits and awe-inspiring history. You cannot reasonably see it all in one visit. I actually encourage you to plan to go multiple times and experience each section, each part of our rich, varied and profound experiences in America.
Anyone who knows me know that I love being Black. I love my people! I love our culture. I love the dichotomy of being Black in America. We learn two languages, two definitions of success, two styles of dress, and multiple ways to solve any problem.
However, visiting this newest addition to the Smithsonian museums, I was reminded of just how beautiful and special our (MY) people are. I was just so PROUD to be Black today, in this time, at this moment. It was the best feeling in the world!