National Museum of African American History and Culture Is Created

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Summary

Legislation (P.L. 108-184) is passed and signed by President George W. Bush creating a National Museum of African American History and Culture, as part of the Smithsonian Institution. The new museum will be dedicated to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture.

Subject

  • Bush, George W (George Walker) 1946-
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The Torch, No. 04-02, February 2004, pp. 1, 8.
  • Public Law 108-184, United States Statutes at Large, December 16, 2003

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

December 16, 2003

Topic

  • History museums
  • Law
  • New Museums
  • History
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • African Americans--History
  • Legislation

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