Through the African American Lens: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Through the African American Lens: Selections from the Permanent Collection serves as a view into the dynamic history of Americans of African descent. The exhibition showcases the personal and intimate narratives of various families, organizations and individuals spanning the Revolutionary era to the present. It also offers an overall introduction to the new museum and a preview of its rich collection.

This exhibition is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and on display at the National Museum of American History.