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AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Howard University News Service and The Skanner News

Prior to its grand opening Sept. 24, the National Museum of African American History and Culture hosted an open house for its nearly 10,000 charter members, those whose donations made the creation of the $540 million museum possible.

Howard University News Service reporter Sidnee King spoke with some as they toured the facility last weekend and they shared their thoughts on what makes the building and its structures so important to them. See the video here.

 

The museum is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. Over 13 years in the making, it was established by Congress in 2003 to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.

The museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and has exhibits on music, sports, slavery, activism and more. The Associated Press also toured the press opening and took these pictures of the new museum:

National Museum of American History and Culture

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Lonnie Burch III, the museum's founding director said the museum tells a unique American story through the eyes African American history.

"This Museum will tell the American story through the lens of African American history and culture. This is America’s Story and this museum is for all Americans," Burch said.

 

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