Smithsonian museum adds Revision Path podcast episodes to permanent collection

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has selected the first podcast to be added to its permanent collection. The museum is adding several episodes of the show Revision Path. The podcast launched in February 2013 under host Maurice Cherry with the goal of showcasing the best black designers all around the world.

The eleven episodes joining the NMAAHC collection feature interviews with

  • Gail Anderson, educator, designer, author, and creative director
  • Hannah Beachler, Academy Award-winning production designer
  • Darhil Crooks, creative director
  • Jon Daniel, creative director
  • Emory Douglas, former minister of culture for the Black Panther Party
  • Cheryl D. Miller, visual artist, designer, author and theologian
  • Andrea Pippins, artist, educator, designer and author
  • Dori Tunstall, dean, faculty of design at OCAD University in Toronto
  • Craig L. Wilkins, architect, author and academic
  • Hadiya Williams, art director
  • The Design of Black Panther, a roundtable episode

“I never would have imagined this to happen!” Cherry said. “This is truly not just a big accomplishment, but it’s also proof that Black designers and developers are out here and worthy of celebration.”

Revision Path continues to publish new episodes every Monday and is available on most podcast platforms.

Anna Washenko