National Black History Museum Gets $5 Million Dollar Gift

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National Museum of African-American History The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture recently received a $5 million donation from Walmart bringing the museum a step closer to being completed.

Construction for the museum is scheduled to begin next year and a planned grand opening is set for 2015.

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“We are grateful to Wal-Mart for its commitment to help educate people — all people — to the unique role African-Americans played in our nation’s growth and history,” said Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.


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