Stories and objects from women who have shaped America as we know it through their work, creativity, and resolve.
Nearly every genre of music, from every walk of life, from 10,000 B.C. to the present can be found at the Smithsonian.
Explore hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.
Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices initiative promotes the documentation and revitalization of the world’s endangered languages and the knowledge preserved in them.
From vintage to high-tech, there's something for every child (and child at heart) in our collections.
Smithsonian Folkways presents a playlist highlighting the musical creativity of African American communities.
Famed milliner and business pioneer Mae Reeves called her creations "showstoppers." Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, Marian Anderson, and Lena Horne all donned her hats.
A gift from France in 1886, Lady Liberty in our collections and across America.
A look at the fight to get the right to vote through the Smithsonian's collections.
Her undeniable talent allowed her to open doors, not only for herself, but for the many African American performers who followed her.
This dress tells the story of the "Little Rock Nine" and the fight for a quality education for all Americans.
Explore Asian and Egyptian cats from across Smithsonian collections.
American women on stage and screen as reflected in Smithsonian collections.
The daughter of former slaves, journalist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells vigorously investigated and exposed racism.
The Smithsonian celebrates an American civil rights icon with a look through the collections.