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Where is the first national museum of African American history and culture?

The first national museum founded to showcase the work of African Americans, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, was established on December 19, 2003; it is the nineteenth museum to open as a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Architect David Adjaye designed the building, which features a crown motif from Yoruban sculpture. Construction at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is expected to be completed in July 2015.



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