today in black history

November 20, 2017

Inventor Garrett Augustus Morgan receives a patent for the traffic light in 1923.


Road to Freedom

One of the most significant exhibitions devoted to photography of the Civil Rights Movement will be presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibition, “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968” will open Nov. 8 at the S. Dillon Ripley Center International Gallery on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  It will be accompanied by an exhibition of contemporary art titled “After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy” Read More