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Statement by the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Construction Accident

June 4, 2015

We here at the National Museum of African American History and Culture are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of the construction team who was fatally injured while performing work on the museum’s building yesterday. All of us at the Smithsonian share our sincere condolences with his family, friends and colleagues.

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.