Washington D.C.,September 24,2016: Flanked with his predecessor George W. Bush, President Barack Obama dedicated the first ever national museum about the African-American history in the national capital.
Before the opening of the African American Museum of History and Culture on Saturday, Obama spoke in the White House saying that he hopes people visit this museum and get to see things in greater context.
“My hope is that this complicated, difficult, sometimes harrowing but I believe the ultimately triumphant story will help us talk to each other,” Obama added.
The newest Smithsonian Museum — the National Museum of African-American History and Culture — chronicles the decades of fighting against slavery, the efforts to end segregation and the Civil Rights Movement as well as contributions made by African-Americans in areas ranging from the military to sports to culture and the arts.
Recently, police-involved shootings within a week left two black, middle-aged men dead in Charlotte and Tulsa, which has polarised the nation and refuelled the debate of racism in the country.
-Prepared by NewsGram desk with input from Agencies.