Videos | Smithsonian Magazine feed for the videosenThu, 03 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0000Conversations in Context: Music Lead Belly to Kendrick Lamar, Black musicians have long used song to share stories of struggle and triumph.Thu, 03 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0000Conversations in Context: Memory was never meant to be permanent; our understanding of what really happened should evolve over time. Join MTV News host Dometi Pongo and Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III as they discuss how we remember the past, from slavery narratives to Confederate monuments, and what we're meant to learn from it.Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0000Conversations in Context: Marches July 28, 1917, about 10,000 Black men, women, and children marched silently down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in one of the very first civil rights protests. Learn how, through marching for freedom and fairness, African Americans have fought to create a better America for everyone.Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0000Conversations in Context: Media role does the media play in the fight for freedom and equality? And what role should it play? Join MTV News host Dometi Pongo and Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III as they discuss the Freedom Riders, citizen journalism, media representation and image-making as it relates to civil rights.Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0000This Church Has an Eerie Visual Record of the Black Death Black Death of 1348 was a devastating event, wiping out half the population of Britain. And in churches like this one, drawings on the wall provide a haunting visual record of the scale of the tragedy.Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0000How Bison Are Helping Cliff Swallows Build Their Nests's a partnership that's as unlikely as any: herds of bison on the move are kicking up chunks of earth. This, in turn, gives cliff swallows the valuable mud pellets they need to build their nests.Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0000There's a Limit to the Comfort Level of NASA Space Suits space suits used by the astronauts on Gemini 7, known as grasshopper suits, were designed for comfort. But after two weeks inside them, that was the last thing on the crew’s minds.Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0000Fannie Lou Hamer Risked Her Life for the Right to Vote Lou Hamer, a voting rights activist, suffered unspeakable violence and intimidation at the hands of white supremacists and police. Her response: to elevate her cause by launching a long-shot campaign for the U.S. SenateWed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0000Elusive Arctic Animals Reveal Themselves to an Expedition group of Arctic tourists with an experienced expedition leader run into two unique arctic animals: the hardy muskoxen and a herd of reindeer.Fri, 21 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0000Lin-Manuel Miranda's Shout Out to Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin Miranda's Shout Out to Dave Malloy and Rachel ChavkinFri, 21 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0000Malala Yousafzai's Message To Marley Yousafzai's Message To MarleyFri, 21 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0000History in Context: The Impact of MLK's Assassination Institution Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, on how MLK's assassination affected all Americans and how the civil rights leader ultimately embodied of the best of our nation.Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0000Bringing Classified Nuclear Test Footage to the Public Spriggs and Jim Moye are on a mission: to declassify all valuable film footage that exists of every U.S. nuclear test ever conducted.Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0000How PT Boats Helped General MacArthur Escape Capture 1942, the Japanese were bearing down on the Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur was based. To help him escape, the Navy relied on a small but heavily armed class of ships: the PT boat.Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0000Abu Dhabi: Your Extraordinary Story Dhabi: Your Extraordinary StoryTue, 28 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0000Choosing Between Deadly Options on a Fiery Oil Rig deadly explosion aboard the Piper Alpha oil rig leaves the surviving crew scrambling to reach the evacuation helipad. But when they get there, they are stunned to find flames and smoke everywhere.Tue, 28 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the History of Protest in America episode of "Conversations in Context," an interview series with Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, examines key movements in black history, from Civil-Rights-era protests like the Greensboro sit-in to Black Lives Matter, and explores what lessons today’s movement can learn from the past.Mon, 27 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0000