National Museum of African American History and Culture Guide for Caribbean Families

The Caribbean Family Guide to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Level 3: Community Galleries

This is an excellent level to begin on because it still makes references to slavery, segregation, civil rights, and other points in the early African American struggle for freedom, but it also mentions the triumphs and accomplishments of African Americans.  This is also a wonderful place to find a lot of contributions of Caribbean people who worked in civil rights and affected many of the institutions that were set up to help African Americans succeed after slavery.

There are a lot of great quotes that can apply to Caribbean Americans and Caribbean immigrants in the “Power of Place” exhibition.

    • Making a Way out of No Way

Shirley Chisholm (Barbados, Guyana) – First African American Woman to Run for President of the United States of America

Shirley Chisholm (Barbados, Guyana) – First African American Woman to Run for President of the United States of America

    • The Power of Place

Ralph Ellison quote that speaks to the Caribbean diaspora and settlement in America.

Poet Maya Angelou trained under Trinidadian choreographer Pearl Primus. Angelou’s first album was Miss Calypso in 1957.

Caribbean Immigration 1965-1910

Caribbean Immigration 1965-1910

    • Sports: Leveling the Playing Field

Malcolm X (Jamaica) and Muhammad Ali

Malcolm X (Jamaica) and Muhammad Ali

      • Football
      • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
      • Baseball
      • Negro Leagues Baseball
      • Basketball
      • The Olympics
      • Boxing
    • Game Changers
    • Double Victory: The African American Military Experience

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