2. See the America I AM Exhibit

Posted at October 18, 2010 by 1 Comment

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I’d like you tell you a secret about what inspires me most  about Washington DC.  It’s probably not what you may think!

It’s not the awesome nightlife.  Nor the amazing food.  Or even the thriving music & arts scene.

What makes Washington DC truly special? The People. And I am proud of DC folks for being able to celebrate our shared experiences and to keep learning about each other no matter our backgrounds.

The America I AM exhibit (with accompanying plays, shows, and happy hour events) explores close to 500 years of African American contributions to the fabric of the United States that we know today.  You’ll find a range of artifacts from the Slave Doors from Cape Coast Ghana to a guitar from Prince.

Notable African American scholars like Henry Louis Gates Jr, Dr. Cornel West, and Tavis Smiley (presenter), collaborated to make this possible.  There are a wide range of accompanying events, so take a look at their site and see what interests you.

All together you will find over 300 rare and original objects and artifacts from the 1600s to 2009.

Let’s never forget our shared history.


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One Response to “2. See the America I AM Exhibit”

  1. Alaa says:

    Loving this exhibition, I bet you didn’t want to leave, we have a mixouretf exhibitions that take photos in and those we can’t but I think sometimes it’s better to be able to take photo after photo because such magical pieces from different peiople really inspire the artists in yourself! I am still on an amazing journey with your Graffiti Chic Class Alisa – it has been absolutely amazing and my style is changing so rapidly – I feel so blessed to have found your course and to have been given “permission” to be free in my art work – thank you from the bottom of my heart – I hope you continue to enjoy your travels and keep inspiring us along the way!


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