Thanksgiving Hours

The Museum will close early at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23. The Museum will be open on Friday, November 24, 10 am to 8 pm. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Media

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History, Politics, and War

Rediscovering the Life and Legacy of James McCune Smith

5 Minutes 51 Seconds

Born in New York in 1813, James McCune Smith became the first university-trained African-American physician in the United States. But he was also an abolitionist who worked with Frederick Douglass and other prominent Americans of his day to fight against slavery.

Creative: Tronvig Group