President Bush Signs Legislation Creating the NMAAHC

ID: WH-HR3491

Creator: Morse, Paul

Form/Genre: Group

Date: December 16, 2003

Citation: Courtesy of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (website image)

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Summary

President George W. Bush signs H.R. 3491, the National Museum of African American History and Culture Act, in the Oval Office Tuesday, December 16, 2003. The act authorizes the creation of a Smithsonian Institution museum dedicated to the legacy of African Americans in America. White House photo by Paul Morse. The attendees are members of the Presidential Commission on the Development of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. From left, they are: Dr. Robert Wright, commission Chairman; Renee Amoore; Vicky Bailey; Andrew McLemore, Jr.; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.; Senator Rick Santorum, R-Penn.; Michael Lomax; Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga.; Harold Skramstad, Jr.; Barbara Franco; Robert Wilkins; Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kan.; Cicely Tyson; Lerone Bennett, Jr.; Congressman John Larson, D-Conn.; Eric Sexton; Claudine Brown; Larry Small, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; and Currie Ballard.

Author

Morse, Paul

Subject

  • Bush, George W (George Walker) 1946-
  • Small, Lawrence M
  • Lewis, John 1940 Feb. 21-
  • Norton, Eleanor Holmes
  • Santorum, Rick 1958-
  • Skramstad, Harold 1941-
  • Brownback, Sam 1956-
  • Larson, John B. 1948-
  • Brown, Claudine K
  • Wright, Robert
  • Amoore, Renee
  • Bailey, Vicky
  • McLemore, Andrew
  • Lomax, Michael
  • Franco, Barbara
  • Wilkins, Robert
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Bennett, Lerone
  • Sexton, Eric
  • Ballard, Currie
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • United States President
  • Presidential Commission on the Development of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This image was created by the White House and a copy can be found on the National Museum of African American History and Culture's website: http://nmaahc.si.edu/section/about_us/view/66.

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Courtesy of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (website image)

Contact information

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

Date

December 16, 2003

Restrictions & Rights

This image is in the public domain but you must contact the White House to reproduce it. See https://www.whitehouse.gov/copyright

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • History
  • Legislators
  • Women
  • Law and legislation
  • Museums
  • Legislation
  • Museums--Law and legislation
  • African Americans
  • African Americans--History

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Group
  • Digital Image

ID Number

WH-HR3491

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 6w x 4.1h; Type of Image: Group; Portrait; Medium: Digital Image

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