*Originally published on April 22, 2015
The National Museum of African American History and Culture was signed into law in 2003. Opening in September 2016, it promises to be a place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture, where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, and how it helped us shape this nation. In 2015, founding museum director Lonnie Bunch and chief curator Paul Gardullo discussed the museum’s plans as they were in the works.
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