National Museum of African American History

Smithsonian Spotlight: National Museum of African American History

Discover the inspirations, efforts, and challenges involved in establishing an American museum dedicated to presenting and preserving the African American experience. It's still a work in progress, but the first exhibit is already assembled: an extraordinary collection of photographs of this country's most celebrated and influential African Americans.

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Spotlight on Smithsonian's Newest Museum

Host Susan Spencer interviews Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.