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Summary

The Smithsonian Board of Regents selects a site for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The new museum will be built on a five-acre site on the National Mall at the southwest corner of 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Northwest, just northeast of the Washington Monument and west of the National Museum of American History.

Subject

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • This is one of four sites considered. The others were the Liberty Loan Building, the Banneker Overlook, and the Arts and Industries Building.
  • Jacqueline Trescott, "African American Museum to Be Built on Mall," Washington Post, 30 January 2006.
  • Smithsonian Institution Press Release, "Site Announced for Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture," January 30, 2006, SI-29-2006

Contact information

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

Date

January 30, 2006

Topic

  • Site Plan
  • History museums
  • New Museums
  • History
  • African Americans--History

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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