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Celebrating a People’s Journey

Forum One is excited to celebrate the grand opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture this Saturday, September 24th. Over 100 years in the making, the opening of the Museum’s doors is the culmination of a monumental effort to celebrate and commemorate the African American experience in American history.

We’re thrilled to join the thousands of people who will congregate on the National Mall for a weekend-long celebration. More, we’re honored to have been a part of shaping the experience for museum-goers as members of the team who designed the Museum’s new website.

To learn more about the making of the website, take a look at our case study, “Telling a Story a Century in the Making”.

Forum One’s Art Director, Corey Jones, shares his thoughts on having worked alongside the Museum’s team for the last year:

“For me working on the museum website felt personal, it was much more than just a museum site. I had this an overwhelming sense of obligation not only for the site to be unique but to be great. 

I felt so close to the project and found myself becoming lost in the work. In a presentation to our internal team I created a video to represent what it meant for me personally and how I this project allowed me to reflect on my own experiences as an African American. Images of my grandfather and his father (seen in the video below) not only inspired me but reminded me that black history is my history.”

–Corey Jones, Art Director



Follow along with the celebrations on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat for some of the best moments from the Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony this Saturday and all weekend long from the Freedom Sounds Festival. The Museum will also be streaming live on Facebook. Share your moments from wherever you are using #APeoplesJourney. 

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