“It reaffirms that all of us are America — that African-American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story, it’s not the underside of the American story, it is central to the American story.” – Barack Obama
Although I was in DC on the opening day of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I didn’t get to visit at the time since I didn’t have tickets. Even though the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a free museum, like the other Smithsonian museums, tickets (which you can request for free online) are needed to visit. Long story short, I finally got tickets to visit (I requested the tickets in August and I got to visit in December) and I can’t even put into words how excited I was to visit!
Here are a few photos from my visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC: Continue reading
Some of you may or may not know this but I graduated (in 2014) with a B.A. in Journalism and have always had a love for news, politics (which led me to graduating with a minor in Political Science) and current events! Although I’ve always loved reading and writing and a lot of my high school teachers suggested I study/major in English, I am so HAPPY I went with journalism! The skills I learned through my journalism courses definitely helped me to become a better thinker, writer, listener, speaker, problem solver and it honestly helped me realize my passions for the commutations field as a whole. During my sophomore year in college, I had a journalism course where we would start each class by looking at “Today’s Front Pages” from the Newseum’s website and have a group discussion. The more I used the recourses from the Newseum’s site, the more I fell in love with it. I mean, a museum dedicated solely to news?!! Where had this place been all my life? Oddly enough, I had visited Washington D.C. several times and never got the chance to visit the Newseum, so I made it my mission to finally visit during my trip to D.C. last August. Sadly, I thought I had lost these images (hence why I didn’t post about this five months ago. I’m always misplacing those darn memory cards) but last weekend when I was reorganizing my room, I found the missing memory card (hooray!) Continue reading
Last month during my trip to Washington D.C., I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Madame Tussauds (special thanks to the amazing folks at Madame Tussauds DC for providing me with complimentary tickets!) Whenever I visit New York City, I always say I’m going to check out Madame Tussauds but I never seem to have the time (I’m always to busy museum hopping or seeing a broadway show or two) so I made it my mission to stop by when I was in D.C. Since I’d never been to Madame Tussauds (or any wax figure museum for that matter) before, I was really excited to see what it would be like! Continue reading