The new National Museum of African American History and Culture, part of the Smithsonian Institute, has already begun to show its vast collection. (Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute)
Black History

D.C. Host Committee Prepares for Museum Opening

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…]