Friday, November 20, 2015

A Black History Museum Introduces Itself in Washington, DC

ARTS BEAT
By Jada F. Smith
A video display, titled "Commemorate & Celebrate Freedom," was projected on the facade of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington on Monday. The video projection was organized by the filmmaker Stanley Nelson and co-produced by Marcia Smith, his wife
WASHINGTON, DC---A new Smithsonian museum dedicated to telling the history of African-Americans lit up the National Mall on Monday night as historical images related to the Civil War, the abolition of slavery and the passage of the Voting Rights Act were projected onto the facade of the five-story building. Called the National Museum of African American History and Culture, it is slated to open next fall. [link]