Nearly every genre of music, from every walk of life, from 10,000 B.C. to the present can be found.
Together we can transform the narrative of history to better reflect women’s and girls’ stories.
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.
A look at the fight to get the right to vote through the Smithsonian's collections.
Legendary performer Tony Bennett, portrays the man he celebrated as his mentor. Learn more about Duke Ellington from across the Smithsonian.
Discover women writers who have made a mark on American history and culture.
Her undeniable talent allowed her to open doors, not only for herself, but for the many African American performers who followed her.
From vintage to high-tech, there's something for every child (and child at heart) in our collections.
One of the most influential jazz vocalists of all time, Billie Holiday was renowned for making songs entirely her own.
A gift from France in 1886, Lady Liberty in our collections and across America.
Nearly gone from the Caribbean in the years following 1492, native culture and heritage thrives today.
Objects of popular culture reflect the public's fascination with aviation and powerful commercial responses to feats of the air.
Explore photographs, objects, and artifacts that reveal how music infuses our everyday life, brightening it with its sounds and beats.
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