Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Meet the Titans of Jazz

We're here to help you put jazz history's names and faces together—and just in time for Jazz Appreciation Month


Ella at the Gala

Portrait of Madam C. J. Walker, taken in 1915.

How Madam C.J. Walker Changed Philanthropy

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Ten Objects That Will Help You Understand Latinx History

Robert Abbe's hourglass (NMAH)

Curing Cancer with a Single Gram of Radium

Speaker’s card advertising Walker’s services as a lecturer. Walker described herself as

Mary Walker, the Original "New Woman"

Photograph for a Coca-Cola ad featuring Selena, 1994. Photo by Al Rendon. (NMAH)

How Do We Remember Selena?