Grand Opening: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Grand Opening: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Philip Freelon outside the NMAAHC

Philip Freelon outside the NMAAHC; photo by Noah Willman

The buzz in DC last weekend was all about the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, designed by Phil Freelon (LF ‘90, lead architect) and David Adjaye (lead designer).

Read about the event, the speakers, and the reactions of those in attendance:

Bridging past and present, the African American Museum opening is a dynamic celebration

Obama Says African-American Museum Will Tell of ‘Suffering and Delight’

Obama: African-American museum helps tell fuller story of America

How a Museum Reckons With Black Pain

The biggest challenge in opening up a national museum about African American history? How to talk about slavery

Annapolis historians reflect on importance of National Museum of African American History and Culture

View some of the artifacts on display:

I, Too, Sing America

Artifacts Spotlight: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Take a video peek inside the museum:

National Museum Of African American History Opens Its Doors

Image courtesy of the Freelon Group
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