African American Music

September marked the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24th, 2016, and this spotlight honors the incredibly diverse array of musical objects, essays, and videos pertaining to African American music here at the Smithsonian. Enjoy, and don't forget to check out the museum!

Header image credit: Trumpet owned by Louis Armstrong, September 1946, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

This spotlight was created by Kate Duffus Stein on behalf of Smithsonian Music.