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I. Michael HeymanSecretary, Smithsonian Institution
Every summer, a new museum with neither roof nor walls arises on the National Mall. Its congeries of people, performances, lectures, processions, signs, and ...
Bruce BabbittSecretary, Department of Interior
More than any other landscape in the country, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., reminds us that national parks are not merely static places to be seen, but
So sang a Bahamian chorus on the National Mall at a wake held for Ralph a day after his passing on the second day of the 1994 Festival. It seems so incongruous
It's been a busy year for the Festival. In addition to researching and producing this year's event, which we hope you will find both enlightening and enjoyable,
Diana Baird N'Diaye; Betty J. Belanus
New African communities have emerged in the United States since the mid-1960s, joining older African-American populations in several urban centers including the