Though the museum was originally proposed a century ago, Washington DC’s Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opened its doors this past weekend. Telling important stories about black people, issues and culture, the museum has some 36,000 artifacts on display. We’re most excited about items that represent some of the first black astronauts—for example, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden donated his flight suit and other pieces, just another facet that’s helping to tell a fuller, more accurate and inclusive version of America’s history. Learn more on their website or plan a visit.
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture