Queen Oprah Winfrey Honored By National Museum With Exclusive Exhibit

Oprah Winfrey’s legacy is being honored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture with an exclusive exhibit.

According to the Washington Post, “the new exhibition Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture will open Friday June 8 and run through June 2019. The exhibit will feature video clips, interview segments, movie costumes, and personal photographs and journals to explore what has influenced Winfrey and how her work has helped shape American culture.”

this 1971 yearbook page from East Nashville High School, highlighting Winfreys participation in student government during her senior year there. (Benjamin G. Sullivan/Digital Imaging Specialist)

The showcase is also divided into three segments: A first look at Winfrey’s childhood, early career and cultural shifts of the 1950s and ’60s that “informed her worldview,” the second section takes a dive into her 25-year run of the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” which is the highest-rated talk show in history, and lastly, a third segment exploring her role as a culture influencer, philanthropist and tastemaker within movies she’s produced and books she’s promoted.

She used television as a social medium, convening conversations and creating these interactive experiences with people, Curator Kathleen Kendrick said. Shes offering lessons for living, social guidance in a way.

The oprah winfrey show, Aha! 20 Years Of Lessons

Uploaded by The Oprah Winfrey Show on 2015-08-03.

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