National Museum Of African-American History And Culture Is Sold Out Til 2017 – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire if you were planning on visiting the National Museum Of African-American History And Culture (NMAAHC) in D.C., it wont be til next summer before you'll get a chance to check it out. Today's latest news reports say the museum is doing incredibly better than expected, selling-out of tickets online til March 2017. It's only been open for a month and already has exceeded expectations of attracting 7,000 visitors a day, to almost 30,000.
Evidently everybody wants to see it, including me! The NMAAHC opened to the public, as part of the Smithsonian Institute, on September 24, 2016. It's been a long time coming, in getting the funding and approval to build it. Reportedly the idea of making it a reality has been a dream since 1915, and it was almost realized in 1929, but when the bill went to Congress for approval they shut it down. It would take another 87-years to actually make it happen.
In 2003 the museum would finally be authorized by Congress and President Bush. Last month President Obama led the opening ceremony, which included an A-list of celebs in attendance such as Oprah and many others. What the entire grand opening below.
Some exciting highlights of the museum include a vast timeline of African-American history and more than 37,000 artifacts. At times it will challenge your emotions as it covers the good, bad and ugly from the past. It will also continue to evolve as we do, covering currant topics, social, economic and race issues that we deal with today. The information and cultural documentation of African-American contributions, family, religion to art, civil rights, segregation down to slavery are all perfectly on display. It even salutes Hip Hop and recognizes those who helped shape the genre into the worlds largest movement.
Below is a sneak peek at what you can expect to see!