LANSING, Mich. — Juneteenth is being celebrated today across the country. A holiday meant to commemorate when word of emancipation reached the last remaining slaves in this country. As we continue to honor African American history today. Our Joe St. George takes us to the national museum of African American history and culture in Washington D.C. to tell us why you should include this stop on a future visit.
Right in front of the Washington Monument in our nation's capitol is this remarkable Smithsonian, The National Museum of African American History and Culture. 85,000 square feet of exhibition space, nearly three thousand objects. Its mission? To provide opportunities for those who are interested learning more and celebrating African American history. It commemorates milestones and events like the horrific Tulsa Race Massacre of . If you visit the museum you can walk inside a train car and see how segregated life was just a few decades ago in this country. You can see how politics and rallies changed American life and is still changing American life. And you can see how sports played a major role in ending segregation. The Museum is still collecting artifacts to put on display including recent protests and the signs that were placed on fences outside the white house. Now if are planning a visit to our nation's capitol and you want to get inside this museum for yourself remember to plan ahead. Day passes are still needed to get inside because it is so popular.
in Washington I'm Joe St. George
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