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Winfrey giving $12M to new African-American museum

WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American history, officials said Tuesday. The media mogul and former talk-show host previously gave $1 million to the National Museum ...

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Obama budget calls for $59M Smithsonian increase

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian Institution is requesting an increase of $59 million in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for new education programs and to continue building a new black history museum on the National Mall. The 2014 budget request announced ...

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Obama helps break ground on black history museum

WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama heralded a new national black history museum as “not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life” as he marked Wednesday’s groundbreaking of the long-sought-after museum on the National Mall. During his brief ...

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Obama budget calls for $47M Smithsonian increase

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian Institution is requesting an increase of nearly $47 million in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal as it builds a new National Museum of African American History and Culture and renovates other facilities. The 2013 budget request ...

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New exhibit explores Jefferson’s slave ownership

WASHINGTON — As the Smithsonian continues developing a national black history museum, it’s offering a look at Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six slave families at his Monticello plantation. The exhibit at ...

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