The National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Mall’s newest landmark museum, will open Sept. 24, the Smithsonian Institution announced Monday.
A weeklong celebration will follow, said St. Thomas. That will include an outdoor festival and a period in which the museum on the National Mall will be open for 24 consecutive hours.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture has amassed a collection of 11 exhibits to trace the history of slavery, segregation and civil rights. Some of the collections will also illustrate African-Americans’ achievements in the arts, entertainment, sports, the military and the wider culture.
There will also be historical documents on display, including two signed by President Abraham Lincoln: the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation.
SOURCE: Washington Business Journal – Bob Niedt