5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune   Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune as we all know was an educator, philanthropist, humanitarian and founder of Bethune Cookman University.  She raised money, motivated and inspired many students while she was alive and even today. I spent many hours in her home (Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation- National Historic Landmark) as a…

Jocelyn Imani shares her museum journey…

“No one, no, nor no one million ones dare deny me God, I go forth along, and stand as ten thousand.” -Maya Angelou, “Our Grandmothers” I bring my whole self to work every day, but I never come alone. I bring everyone I have ever known, young people from around the globe, and all of…

Heritage Salon Spotlight: Omar Eaton-Martínez, M. Ed.

Intern & Fellows Program Manager, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History   You have a very unique family background that was highlighted in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Can you elaborate on your family's history and how it landed in the museum?  Before I was with the Smithsonian, I worked for…

Le Musée de f.p.c., A House Museum Honoring The Legacy of Free People of Color

Le Musée de f.p.c. located in New Orleans, Louisiana is one of only a few attractions of its kind in the United States.  I stumbled upon the museum as I was researching free people of color. I was in love from the moment I saw the first photo. The structure was distinct but everything Southern.…

Archives & Museum Journey, Danielle Hall

Archives & Museum Journey For as long as I can remember, I have always been passionate about preserving history and cultural legacies, but my journey into the museum, library and archives world began as a graduate student in the History and Museum Studies program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). At the time, I was…