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First Lady Michelle Obama wipes away tears as she listens to her husband President Barack Obama speak at the dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 9/24/16. S&G

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Completed in 2016 in Washington, United States. Images by Darren Bradley. Winning the competition to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture has consolidated the practice’s US portfolio with...

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Update: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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President Barack Obama speaks at the groundbreaking of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

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Quvenzhané Wallis is the first African-American child actor to earn an Oscar nomination, and the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination.

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15-year-old Janet Collins tried out for the renowned Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo company in 1932 but she declined to join when she found out that she would not be allowed to perform without painting her African American skin white. She went on to become the first (and still to this day, only) Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera, in 1951. (Photo via PrimaJanetCollins.com) nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum |

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