Wednesday, July 3, 2019

National Museum of African American History: GOOD TIMES


We recently visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C..  Although a bustling and entertaining city, we had no intention on returning to D.C. any time soon;so, we perused the entire library in one visit! Overall, it was an enlightening experience, but three exhibits stood out:

1. The New York Conspiracy, 1741 where enslaved Africans and poor whites conspired to torch New York City, execute affluent whites, and appoint a new king and governor. The interracial rebels set firer to the governor's mansion and around NYC . Ultimately, a number revolters were accused of conspiracy and were harshly punished. 

2. Jimmie Walker's hat, Good Times, 1974-1979

April 4 by Sam Gilliam
3. And the abstract art in the Visual Art & The American Experience room