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Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History Opens Sept. 24th

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History Opens Sept. 24th

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is soon to be opened to the public on September 24th, but curators launched six Facebook Live videos Wednesday, exploring everything from the symbolism of the building to the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit.

The museum’s building, designed by David Adjaye, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. Early efforts to establish a federally owned museum featuring African American history and culture can be traced to 1915, although the modern push for such an organization did not begin until the 1970s. After years of little success, a much more serious legislative push began in 1988 that led to authorization of the museum in 2003. A site was selected in 2006, and a museum design approved in 2009. President Barack Obama helped break ground for the building on February 22, 2012. First concrete was poured in November 2012.

IF YOU ARE IN THE WASHINGTON DC AREA, YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO VISIT THIS MUSEUM!!