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Sunday, September 25, 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:

  1. 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

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    1. Empty Vessel...brainless & clueless like your Buhari

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    2. 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

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

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

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  4. Obama 🙌🙌🙌🙌

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. Nice... All I see here is beautiful people

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

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  9. Why is Michelle hugging President Bush lik

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  10. Why is Michelle hugging President Bush like that?

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

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  12. 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

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  13. God created blacks and backs created style


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

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