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Get a sneak peek at the new African-American history museum [video]

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open September 24 in Washington, but wherever you are, you can take an early look now. The newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution has nearly 3,000 objects and 12 exhibitions, along with 183 videos, to tell the story of America through the African-American lens. President Obama will deliver remarks at

Jean-Michel Dissard

Workshop with I Learn America

April 28 and 29, 2016 the U.S. Consulate for Western France hosted director Jean-Michel Dissard for a series of workshops and screenings of his documentary film “I Learn America.” Organized in cooperation with the Board of Education and the Franco-American Institute, the program included five middle and high schools and nearly 300 students. Mr. Dissard encouraged the students to share

Concert at the George Marshall Center

African-American History Month 2016 in France : The Roots of American Music

The U.S. Embassy presented US soprano Nicole Taylor and pianist Daniel Ernst in a series of musical performances and interactive pedagogical concerts incorporating historical information about the birth, development, preservation of Negro spirituals in 19th and 20th century America. Learning and singing songs together, the artists engaged  youth, women groups and general audience in Paris, Rennes, Montauban, and Toulouse. Spirituals

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