Take a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 9:04 AM EDT
, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors to the public on Sept. 24.
Wrapped in bronze and inspired by the three-tiered crowns used in West African art, the museum shines brightly near the center of the National Mall. On the Mall, it’s mainly white marble, and I thought could we do something that gave a little color to this,” said Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director.
“In more ways than one,” “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King pointed out.
“And that’s what I realized,” Bunch said.
But to get a sense of the African-American experience, you’ll have to go below the surface, five stories down.
“At its peak, between 15 and 18 people would be in that cabin,” Bunch said, describing a cabin for slaves.
The shackles small enough to restrain a child are reminders of America’s regretful past, while a stool from a Greensboro, North Carolina, lunch counter represents the resolve to move beyond segregation. [Read more]
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THE GRAND OPENING OF THE MUSEUM IS SEPTEMBER 24/2016.
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING, THE MUSEUM’S CURATOR IS GUYANESE. HER NAME IS MICHELLE WILKINSON Ph.D. ADDRESS: CAPITAL GALLERY. 600 MARYLAND AVENUE SW SUITE 7001. MRC 509 PO BOX 37012.WASHINGTON DC 20013-7012.
We thank Francis Yvonne Jackson for submitting this information to Guyanese Online.