Highlights from Our Dedication Ceremony

Video highlights from the Museum's Grand Opening on September 24, 2016

Watch just some of the highlights from the Museum's Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. Share your favorite moments on social media using #APeoplesJourney and follow @NMAAHC on Twitter and Instagram for more of our favorite moments from this historic celebration.

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Vice Chair, Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents and President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute gives opening remarks at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture grand opening dedication ceremony.

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Congressman John Lewis's remarks at the dedication and grand opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016.

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Angélique Kidjo performs 'Redemption Song' to open the grand opening dedication ceremony of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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The legendary Stevie Wonder performs at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture grand opening dedication ceremony on September 24, 2016.

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Ms. Patti Labelle sings Sam Cooke's iconic, 'A Change Is Gonna Come' at the grand opening dedication ceremony of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's remarks at the dedication and grand opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016.

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