This week's featured organization is the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The NMAAHC is the Smithsonian's newest museum. Opened on the National Mall in 2016, it encompasses a powerful collection devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.
Although the museum is so popular that free passes are handed out months in advance, it has not been without its dark moments:
Someone left a noose at the National Museum of African American History and Culture [Vox]
America. In 2017.
Born #onthisday in 1944, U.S. track & field athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos (b. June 5, 1945) are remembered for their courage to protest racial discrimination during the 1968 Olympic ceremony in Mexico. Together on the podium after the 200 m race, Smith (center) and Carlos raised their fists as a symbol of solidarity in the African American civil rights struggle. Explore the stories of #gamechangers in our Sports gallery. #APeoplesJourney
While federal funds and grants paid for the part of the building construction and ongoing educational programs, the museum also relies on private donors and support from the public.
And finally, if you're interested in finding other cultural sites to support, visit this page on ProgressiveGiving.com: