A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Story

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A People’s Journey
A Nation’s Story

Welcome to the Smithsonian
National Museum of African American History & Culture

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The African American experience is the lens through which we understand what it is to be an American.

Lonnie G. Bunch III Founding Director, NMAAHC