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

News & Events

Long Quest, Unlikely Allies: Black Museum Nears Reality

Standing on a stretch of land northwest of the Capitol on a recent afternoon, Representative John Lewis took a chest-swelling breath and surveyed the space around him — a 5.25-acre expanse dotted with sweet gum and elm trees, park…

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A Museum Much Delayed

Mary Church Terrell founded the National Association of Colored Women and was a co-founder of the NAACP. Mary McLeod Bethune founded Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women. Paul Revere Williams designed Los Angeles International Airport and…

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Time Running Out for Black Museum

Supporters of an African-American museum in the nation’s capital have long struggled for attention and money, even as other museums have arisen at prominent Washington sites commemorating everything from the Holocaust to the Native American experience. Now the African-American…

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Commission Considers Black History Museum

The Associated Press U.S. Rep. John Lewis envisions a slave ship exhibit, depicting the passage from West Africa to America. The chairman of Howard University’s Afro-American studies department, Russell Adams, wants to be sure there’s a place for the…

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