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    National Black History Museum to Open … Finally

    It’s been a long, hard road. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open its Washington, D.C., doors Sept. 24, just over a century after it was proposed by Black Civil War veterans in 1915. Abandoned during the Great Depression, the project gained momentum again during the Civil Rights Movement and construction finally started during the Obama administration. From grim artifacts of slavery to celebrations of music and literature, the museum covers a broad spectrum of Black American experiences, promising to start tough — and necessary — conversations.

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