Groundbreaking Day

Click here to hear President Obama speak at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., the newest member of the Smithsonian family of museums.  For more on the museum, including an interview with director Dr. Lonnie Bunch, visit here.

So … say you were placed in charge of an exhibit entitled “The African American Experience During the Civil War.”  What stories would you tell?  What exhibits would you mount?  What would you want visitors to your museum exhibit to learn and to think about long after they had left the exhibit?