Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Obama Opens African-American Museum in Washington DC.

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Obama Opens African-American Museum in Washington DC.

The first black president of the US has formally opened the first US national museum about the African-American history in Washington DC.



Barack Obama said the $540m (£415m) museum represented a "common journey towards freedom".
The building, designed by British architect David Adjaye, sits on Washington's National Mall.



Mr Obama was joined by his predecessor George W Bush, who signed the bill in 2003 to allow construction to proceed.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Obama urged African-Americans to "come here and see the power of your own agency".

"The very fact of this day does not prove that America is perfect, but it does validate the ideas of our founding - that this country born of change, of revolution, of we the people, that this country can get better."





Both Mr Bush and his wife Laura addressed the crowd. They were followed by Stevie Wonder, who performed the song Where Is Our Love.
Mr Obama then rang a bell belonging to one of America's oldest black churches to formally open the museum.
The museum contains 36,000 items, ranging from trade goods used to buy slaves in Africa to a segregated railway car from the 1920s and a red Cadillac convertible belonging to rock'n'roll pioneer Chuck Berry.

































Source: bbc.com and instagram


25 comments:

Shyla said...

Nice one.

Jenny zee said...

To be frank,Obama didn't really do anything for black Americans , he approved gay marriage nd liking of blacks was more in his tenure... # change# in buhari!s voice

Anonymous said...

Great Obama!

Lepa shandy is back said...

Nice one!
If it were Nigeria, they wld name it Muhammad Buhari. As if na him papa company money dem take build am

Cynthia Iyede said...

Nice one. Happy sunday people.

white Berry said...

This is a good one. It was built in a ship form.

CrazyHornyWife said...

Obama 🙌🙌🙌🙌

Fire cracker said...

Ohhh....This brought tears to my eyes. God bless the black race.

LUCILE COCONUT OIL ABUJA 07059605320 Pin- 2BC6235E said...

Good one my friend, Obama

Daveen Laundry and Dry cleaning Services, Ajah, Lagos. 09072092853. Free pick up and delivery. said...

Nice one. Both the younger and older generation will not only read up their past but also have a veiw of historical events and happenings.

Obi Nomzy said...

Nice... All I see here is beautiful people

Wordstosay said...

Why are they calling him Mr Obama? No respect, he's still the president till November.

Cissy said...

Empty Vessel...brainless & clueless like your Buhari

PORTABLE VIV the beautiful n sexy queen of sdk blog said...

All these pictures!
Nice one

Anonymous said...

Wonderful

Anonymous said...

Why is Michelle hugging President Bush lik

Anonymous said...

Why is Michelle hugging President Bush like that?

Anonymous said...

In Nigeria do you think the previous opposition government would have been acknowledged, take the case of polio eradication, TSA etc

Bells said...

Americans celebrate were they come from and how far it has been.

In Nigeria we have abrogated and refused to discuss and teach the young about Nigerian/Biafran Civil war. This is history and part of who we are as a nation. It will even make it easier for the young ones to understand www.95%.com

Fab Mum said...

God created blacks and backs created style


Obama for the win 🙌🙌🙌
The only president with Swag

Sweet Child said...

Nice one

lami said...

Nice one

Jenny zee said...

Killing*.. Cissy hope u didn't just insult me? If u did pls let me know, cos am not understanding ur reply nd I don't want to misinterpret

Morgana said...
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sisi eko said...

God bless America.

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