The 100-Year Mission To Create
The National Museum Of African American History And Culture
By Robert L. Wilkins

News & Events

Judge Wilkins: How African-American representation instills a “sense of empowerment”

Judge Robert Wilkins helped bring the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. In an interview with CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford, Wilkins explains the significance of being represented in the latest Smithsonian museum. View…

Read More

The miracle of a museum

It took a full century for the early dream of a National Museum of African American History & Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to become a 400,000-square-foot entrenched edifice of glass, aluminum, and concrete. The vision…

Read More

Another historic crusade for John Lewis

More than 23 years ago, U.S. Rep. John Lewis took a reporter from this newspaper to a venerable red brick building on the National Mall for which he had great plans. “You could put a whole slave ship in…

Read More

Kirkus Review on Long Road to Hard Truth

A brief history of the creation of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War, a “Grand Review,” or a massive military parade, was organized to celebrate…

Read More