Welcome to the Searchable Museum
A place to explorehistory and culturethrough anAfrican American lens
The Searchable Museum is transforming the museum experience, reaching beyond our walls to provide a rich digital experience and bringing the museum’s evocative content and immersive in-person visitor experience into homes around the world.
Kevin Young, Andrew W. Mellon Director Of The Smithsonian's National Museum Of African American History And Culture
Make Good the Promise
Afrofuturism represents an expressive outlet dedicated to exploring concepts of Black identity, agency, & freedom through creative, intellectual, & artistic work.
Artifacts and topics illuminating connections to history
Shining a new light on the African American past and its people.
Present to Past
Current events and issues from a historical perspective
How We Know What We Know
Methods, tools, and sources used to study African American history and culture