The 100-Year Mission To Create
The National Museum Of African American History And Culture
By Robert L. Wilkins

News & Events

Mall’s Finite Space Holds Infinite Dreams

Is there any space left on the Mall? With the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian Sept. 21, the officials in charge of Washington’s main savanna have hoisted a “No Vacancy” sign. “The last big site…

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For African-Americans, a Chance to Draft History

IN their light-filled office in Charleston, S.C., Ray Huff and Mario Gooden, partners in a seven-year-old architecture firm, were discussing their planned expansion of the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Until now the firm has designed mostly…

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New Museum Sparks Battle Over Location

Supporters want African American collection on the National Mall. WASHINGTON — After a nearly 90-year struggle to establish a national African American museum in the heart of the nation’s capital, backers of the effort were jubilant when Congress, by…

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African American Museum Bill Clears Senate

The dream of a National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington was given a green light yesterday with the endorsement of the Senate. Last night the Senate passed a bill giving the proposal $17 million for…

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