African American Museum: D.C.’s Newest Jewel

The National Museum of African American History and Culture [NMAAHC] kicked off the countdown to the Museum’s grand opening in the fall of 2016 with a three-night video illumination presentation. The “Commemorate and Celebrate Freedom” event commenced on Monday, Nov. 16 at the NMAAHC in Northwest paying tribute to three milestones in African-American history.“Years ago this was a dream. Tonight we celebrate the realization of that dream,” Lonnie Bunch, founding director of NMAAHC said.
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D.C. Host Committee Prepares for Museum Opening

December 31, 1969 Pat Wheeler 0

Thousands of visitors from across the country are expected to descend upon Washington, D.C., for the opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The opening of this museum has long been anticipated ever since Georgian Congressman John Lewis in 1986 proposed the idea for a museum on the mall dedicated to the contributions and achievements of African Americans. [read more…]

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