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Watch what happened at the groundbreaking of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture. BlackEnterprise.com was there with the latest scoop.
Muhammad Ali Headgear, 5th Street Gym, c. 1960s
“The Greatest” spent his formative years in this gym and the surrounding neighborhood. From Memorabilia From National Museum of African American History & Culture
Louis Armstrong’s Selmer Trumpet; Paris, c. 1930
Owned By Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, considered an improvisational genius in jazz who taught the world to swing. From Memorabilia From National Museum of African American History & Culture
Tuskegee Airplane, Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet, c. 1944
This vintage, open-cockpit biplane was used at Alabama’s renowned Tuskegee Institute to train Black fighter pilots during World War II. From Memorabilia from National Museum of African American History & Culture
Photo: Lonnie C. Major
President Obama and Michelle Obama join in the Pledge of Allegiance as the ceremony begins. The Obamas joined the proceedings to commemorate the largest such undertaking to reveal the contributions of African Americans to the world, at the opening of the new National Museum of African American History.