While racial tension has been increasing on the streets of the US recently, the first national museum for African American history has now opened in the nation’s capital. A symbol of hope and reconciliation?
It marks the end of a long struggle. The opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, DC is a triumph - and a platform for the darkest and brightest chapters in America's past.
A decade in the making, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture finally opens its doors in Washington, DC. It's a triumph for the black community and reveals some of the darkest moments in US history.
It's been seen as a culmination of decades of struggle. The African American Museum in Washington D.C. is being officially thrown open to the public on September 24. The 540 million-dollar museum exhibits the highs and lows of African American history.
The director of the German Film Museum, Ellen Harrington, has a particular connection to '2001, A Space Odyssey'. In an interview with DW, she talks about why she rented a whole cinema to see the film and why she still finds it so fascinating.
Generations of children have loved Judith Kerr's books, which have become school reading material worldwide. Kerr fled Nazi Germany with her family in 1933 — a personal tale she wove into "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit."
To underline World Refugee Day on June 20, here are 10 famous musicians who fled their home country and whose life would have been very different if they had not been allowed to live somewhere else.
Two years after The Floating Piers, landscape artist Christo is back with a 20-meter-high work, The Mastaba, made of thousands of oil barrels. Despite its size, it's not the most daring project in the artist's career.
So far, it has been difficult to get a hold of documents of the renowned composer. But that will be much easier after the Wagner National Archive has been digitized.
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