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A Place for All People

A Place for All People

Now on display through March 31, 2020, in the upper level of the Mississippi River Discovery Center.

A Place for All People is a historic, limited-edition poster exhibit celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened September 24, 2016.  A Place for All People is generously supported by the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of the Provost.

The poster exhibit is based on the Museum’s inaugural exhibitions exploring African American history, culture, and community. 

The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. It is a multi-disciplinary tribute to the best ideals of the American philosophy. A Place for All People evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics.  In addition to profiling the long struggle to create the Museum, the building’s architectural design and its prominent location on the National Mall, the poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community’s powerful, deep and lasting contributions to the American story.