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African American Culture, History, & Arts: Collections

Black History Month 2022 theme:

Black Health and Wellness

"The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora."

Learn a new song for Black History Month! The Black National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing."


African American Artists

Bob Thompson's Tree (1962, oil on canvas) based on the fantastical, morally charged work
Francisco de Goya, the Spanish master known for his scathing commentary
on the Spanish royalty and religious persecution in the late 18th century. 

Horace Pippin, "School Studies"

Robert Torchia, “Horace Pippin/School Studies/1944,” American Paintings, 1900–1945,
NGA Online Editions, (accessed February 04, 2020).

Visit the African American Artists
National Gallery of Art
 for more collections from African-American artists.


The Library of Congress
African American History Digital Collections 


The Rosa Parks Collection came to the Library of Congress in 2014




Northwest African American Museum

2300 South Massachusetts Street

Seattle, WA 98144


Artist: Hiawatha D, in Iconic Black Women



The Schomburg center for research in Black Culture

Daniel J. Evans Library - MS: LIB2300 - 2700 Evergreen Parkway, NE. Olympia, WA 98501 - 360-867-6250