July 1, 2022 - My pilgrimage to the National Museum of African American History and Culture was an emotional rollercoaster and sensory over load.
On July 1st, I arrived at what I'm calling the Mecca of museums. Visiting between Juneteenth and July 4th, spoke to the duality of living as an "African In America". Wandering through it's corridors for 4 1/2 hours was a life changing experience. In the past 5 years, I have visited many museums from the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. But for the first time, I felt an organic kinship with a museum space like, yes this space is "mine". I felt Pride, Pain, Possibility and Purpose. From science to the business, from sports to music, each and every exhibit is skillfully and passionately curated with care.
It would take me like 20 blog entries to review all of the incredible things I saw. In fact, it has taken 3 weeks to sort through all of the photos and photos that I took. After 2 days of editing I was able to create a 1 minute video clip. I'm also sharing the 3 displays that really fascinated me: 1) Harriet Tubman's apron, 2) Chuck Berry's Cadillac Eldorado and 3) the muthafunkin' P-Funk Mothership!!! This was absolutely my best museum experience.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Harriet Tubman's Apron
Chuck Berry's 1973 Cadillac Eldorado