The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC

Oct 16, 2019

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the Smithsonian Institution Museum established in December 2003. The Museum Building, Freelance Group, Edge Associates and designed by Davis Brody Bond, is in the National Mall of Washington DC. There are about 37,000 objects in its collections related to topics such as community, family, visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and isolation. The museum has 12 exhibits, 13 different interactions with 17 stations and 183 videos on the 5th floor. This Museum established was December 19, 2003. And opened in September 24, 2016. This Visitor is more than 2.4 million. This museum's director is the Lonnie Bunch.

The opening efforts of a federally held museum displaying African-American history and culture can be traced until 1915, however modern pressures for this organization did not begin in the 1970s. A few years later, more serious legal pressures start in 1988, due to which the museum was approved in 2003. The site was selected in 2006. This museum opened on September 24, 2016 in a program led by US President Barack Obama.

The concept of national museum dedicated to African American history and culture can be found in the second decade of the 20th century. In the year 1915, African-American veterans of the Union Army, Reunion and Parade, Washington, D.C. In the Nineteenth Street Baptist church was found in. They were still disappointed with ethnic discrimination, veterans created a committee to commemorate African American achievements. His efforts were paid in 1929, while President Herbert Hoover complained to the Commission for the creation of the "National Memorial Building" featuring Mary Church Terrell, Mary McLeod Bethune and others 10 featuring African-American achievements in the arts and sciences. But the Congress did not withdraw the project and private fundraising failed too. Although proposals for African-American history and culture museum will be presented in Congress for the next 40 years, but not least than the least support.

On February 8, 2005, the site selection committee is still deliberately thinking, President Bush again permitted the museum at the National Mall.

The site collection committee has not completed its suggestion until January 31, 2006 - at the end of a full 13 months. It recommended the site of the National Museum of American History, this area was part of the Washington remembrance ground, but was kept separate for a museum or new building in the L'Enfant Plan of 1791 and Macmillan Plan of 1902. The United States Department of State Agency planned to build its headquarters there. In the beginning of the 20th century, and the National World War II Memorial Advisory Board in 1995, Parcel kept in mind. On March 15, 2005, the Smithsonian named Dr. Lonnie G. Bock III National African American Museum History and Culture.