African-American historians point out that Black history started on the African continent and then spread throughout the new world. The museum acknowledges this in several of its exhibits. And it should not be surprising then that many of the city’s embassies representing the African diaspora will hold events welcoming the NMAAHC.

Friday, Sept. 23

Embassy of Tanzania
Featuring Historic Tanzanian Kanga Fashion Event Location:

1232 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Contact: Lady Kate Ndi
(240) 440-2166


Saturday, Sept. 24

Embassy of Haiti
6 – 9 pm
Les Petit Chanteurs
World Famous Boys Choir of the Holy Trinity School

Event location:
Embassy of Haiti
2311 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Contact: Ariel Dominque
(202) 332-4090

West Africa Celebration
8:30 pm – 1:30 am
Celebrating the National Museum of African American Culture and History
Hosted by Mr. George Banks
Event Location:
Omni-Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Contact: George Banks
(240) 715-7557


Sunday, Sept. 25

Embassy of Venezuela
2 to 4 pm
Explore African Cultures in the Western Hemisphere
Speaker Jesus Chucho Garcia, General Consulate Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Singer Rose Moraes
Event location:
The Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Washington DC, 20008
Contact: Thomas Blanton
(202) 329-6776

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