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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture © Charles Moore

The National Museum of African American History and Culture Prepares to Open

Photos That Challenge Stereotypes About African-American Youths

“Picturing Children,” the latest in a series of books published by the Smithsonian’s soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture, resonates with the joy, contentment, resistance, determination, dissent and the routines of everyday African-American life.

Wedding portrait of couple. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.9.11.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bernard J. Kleina and Susan Keleher Kleina © Bernard J. Kleina

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anthony Decaneas, Decaneas Archive, and Ernest C. Withers Trust © Ernest C. Withers Trust

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture © Estate of James Karales

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III © 1963 The Council for United Civil Rights Leadership

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture © Charles Moore

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Display at the National Museum of African American History - THOMAS JEFFERSON AND HIS SLAVES A statue of Thomas Jefferson stands in front of a stack of bricks marked with the names of people he owned.