News

Obama opens museum for Afro-America in Washington D. C.

Obama opens museum for Afro-America in Washington D. C.

Photo: AFP

The first black president of the United States, Barack Obama, has Saturday together with his wife, Michelle, the National Museum of African American History opened in Washington, D. C.

The plan for such a museum is already more than a hundred years old, but the implementation has taken a long time. The museum, according to Obama, “the story of an America that is not always on the front row has been”.

The museum tells “the Americans are also about the tensions between races, as we now see in protests against the killing of blacks at the hands of police officers”. In the museum, according to Obama, not only about the history of black Americans, but all Americans, their sins and triumphs, it tells who we are”.

It has more than 480 million euro cost and is designed by the British architect David Adjaye. It stands on a prominent place in the American capital, in addition to the Smithsonian’s National Museum where it belongs, near the monument to the founder of the USA, George Washington, and near Obama’s residence, the White House.

Obama opens museum

The first black president of the United States, Barack Obama, has Saturday together with his wife, Michelle, the National Museum of African American History opened in Washington, D. C.
© AFP

The plan for such a museum is already more than a hundred years old, but the implementation has taken a long time. The museum, according to Obama, “the story of an America that is not always on the front row has been”.
© AFP

The museum tells “the Americans are also about the tensions between races, as we now see in protests against the killing of blacks at the hands of police officers”.
© AFP

Share this photo via:

Back to slideshow

Bush

Obama’s predecessor, George Bush, was also with his wife Laura at the opening ceremony. Bush was president back then in 2003, the construction was decided.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular