Join us for a FREE screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Black Wings and meet the men and women who took to the skies throughout the 20th century, proving to a segregated nation that skin color doesn’t determine skill level.
Join us for a FREE screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary The Green Book Guide to Freedom, an exploration of a travel guide to navigate the sometimes treacherous highways of a segregated nation. The film screening witll be followed by a discussion about local and regional Green Book sites.
Join us for a FREE screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier, which explores the untold story of the decades-long battle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to be the first superpower to bring diversity to the skies, told by the Black astronauts and their families who were part of this little known chapter of the Cold War.
The predecessor to bluegrass and country music, old-time music has been passed down for generations. However, the stories of women within the genre are not well-known. Many of these hidden heroines faced fierce opposition against playing music in public or at home, either by their churches or their husbands. This special exhibit gives voice to women who impacted the genre and spotlights the artists who are carrying on these traditions today.