The stunning building, situated near the Washington Monument, is set to open in September.
Set to open September 24 on the National Mall in Washington, the Smithsonian museum has raised $245 million from private sources to cover construction costs. The federal government is providing half of the $540 million price tag.
“This is a staggering amount of generosity,” said Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Emmett Carson, an authority on African-American philanthropy. “It’s a symbol that black and philanthropy is not an oxymoron.” Read more here: