An Act to Establish a National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Summary

Act establishes a National Museum of African American History and Culture, as part of the Smithsonian Institution, dedicated to "the collection, preservation, research, and exhibition of African American historical and cultural materials reflecting the breadth and depth of the experiences of individuals of African descent living inthe United States." Its programs shall encompass the period of slavery, era of Reconstruction, Harlem renaissance, civil rights movement, and other periods of the African American diaspora.

Author

108th Congress, Sess. 1, 2003

Subject

  • African American Museum Project
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 117 Stat. 2676
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

117 Stat. 2676; P.L. 108-184 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 2004
  • December 16, 2003
  • 20th century
  • 1783-1865
  • 1865-1898
  • Civil War, 1861-1865
  • 1933-1945

Topic

  • African diaspora
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • History
  • Law and legislation
  • Museums
  • Civil rights movements
  • History museums
  • New Museums
  • Legislation
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African Americans
  • Africans
  • Blacks
  • Civil rights movements--History
  • Museums--Law and legislation
  • United States--History

Place

United States

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 8; Page numbers: 2676-2683

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