African American History Culture : Smithsonian Offers Sneak Peek of Museum of African-American History

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    The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture sits near the Washington Monument in Washington on May 10, 2016.

    On the lowest level of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open this September, there is a series of inscriptions on a sprawling far wall. It’s known as the Founding Wall, meant to introduce visitors to the major themes that inform the space: freedom, democracy, and America’s uphill journey to ensure both for all of its citizens.

    The quotes will usher visitors along in a very deliberate way; starting with the Declaration of Independence and ending with a quote by journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”

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