National Museum of African American History and Culture Trip
When: Saturday, May 13th, 2023
Learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience and how it helped to shape the nation.
Bronx Community College is offering a wonderful opportunity for BCC students to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Students will also be able to see the new exhibit “Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures” “Investigating Afrofuturist expression through art, music, activism and more, this exhibition explores and reveals Afrofuturism’s historic and poignant engagement with African American history and popular culture. From the enslaved looking to the cosmos for freedom to popular sci-fi stories inspiring Black astronauts, to the musical influence of Sun Ra, OutKast, Janelle Monae, P-Funk and more, this exhibition covers the broad and impactful spectrum of Afrofuturism. A highlight of the exhibition is the Black Panther hero costume worn by the late Chadwick Boseman. The Black Panther is the first superhero of African descent to appear in mainstream American comics, and the film itself is the first major cinematic production based on the character.”
A charter bus will leave the campus at 6:30 A.M. to arrive at the museum in Washington, D.C. by no later than 11:45 A.M. Dinner will be provided for students who attend this event. Following the visit to the museum, students will be returned to the campus via charter bus by no later than 9:25 PM.
Students who wish to attend this event must complete an application form by no later than Monday, May 8th, 2023.
Limited seating is available and is being offered on a first come, first served basis. (The written statement will be a primary factor in the decision process.)
Students will be notified of their selection status by Tuesday, May 9th, 2023.
Facilitated by the Office of Collaborative Education