'Changing America' Exhibit at Smithsonian

12/17/2012, 9:16 a.m.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in collaboration with the National Museum of American History (NMAH) held the opening of its exhibition titled "Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The March on Washington, 1963."

The exhibit explores the historical context of these two crucial events, their accomplishments and limitations, and their impact on the generations that followed.

Film footage, old and modern-day photos and other memorabilia that pertain to both the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington will be on display at NMAH through Sept. 15, 2013.

Click here to see exhibit opening photo gallery. /Photos by Shevry Lassiter