Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Obama helps break ground on Black history museum

Written by  BRETT ZONGKER  Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:09

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama heralded a new national Black history museum as "not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life" as he marked Wednesday's groundbreaking of the long-sought-after museum on the National Mall.


During his brief remarks, Obama said the museum — the 19th in the Smithsonian Institution — would help future generations remember the sometimes difficult, often inspirational role, that African Americans have played in the nation's history. And he said it was fitting that a museum telling the history of Black life, art and culture would be located on the National Mall in the capital city.

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