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Thursday, September 21, 2017

National Museum of African-American History and Culture Is Open to the Public

Exterior of the museum. National Museum of African American History and Culture. Exterior of the museum. National Museum of African American History and Culture. en.wikipedia.org

After decades in the making, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture opened to the public during a three-day celebration this past weekend, which included a dedication on Saturday by President Obama. The museum’s opening in the last months of the Obama administration, as the national grapples anew with racial inequalities, resonated with many. With lines snaking along the mall, on Sunday, opening hours stretched from 7 a.m. to midnight. The building was packed throughout and visitors wore buttons proclaiming, “I was there!” In a sentiment shared by many, one attendee noted, “It was definitely a life-changing experience, being here, to see a tangible representation of our history in American history.”

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