National Museum of African American History and Culture


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National Museum of African American History and Culture,

Washington, D.C., a division of the Smithsonian InstitutionSmithsonian Institution,
research and education center, mainly at Washington, D.C.; founded 1846 under the terms of the will of James Smithson of London, who in 1829 bequeathed his fortune to the United States to create an establishment for the "increase and diffusion of
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. Devoted to the collection, presentation, and preservation of the culture of African Americans, it was established in 2003 by an act of Congress and opened in 2016. Its collection of some 40,000 items of historical, aesthetic, cultural, and religious significance ranges from a reconstructed slave cabin to Nat Turner's Bible, Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves, and Chuck Berry's red Cadillac. Its contemporary building on the National Mall was designed by David Adjaye. The aboveground floors are housed in a glass cube whose walls rise in canted tiers and are covered by three inverted, truncated pyramidal bands of bronze-colored lattice.
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Black history museums and historic sites are flourishing across the South, riding a wave of interest in African-American history that has made a stunning success of the 2-year-old National Museum of African American History and Culture in the nation's capital.
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