September 1, 2016
GIVING DAY: SEPTEMBER 13TH
On September 24th, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will open its doors to the public. Over 100 years in the making, this Museum represents the hopes and dreams of generations past and the promise of generations to come.
Located on the National Mall in Washington DC, this Museum will be a place where the full story of the African American experience can be told – from the injustices of slavery and Jim Crow to the triumph of Barack Obama and the challenges of Black Lives Matter.
“We will shine a spotlight on a history that has been too long neglected, forgotten, and even actively suppressed,” says Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director of the Museum. “It will remind us how much as a nation have been changed, challenged, and improved by the African American presence. African American history is American history, and this Museum is for us all.”
In anticipation of our opening, the Museum will launch a one-day giving campaign on Tuesday, September 13th to celebrate this momentous milestone for our nation and the African American community and to help ensure our future for all who follow.
To do this, we need your help. We need you to be a champion for us on Giving Day and reach out to your network of friends and share the story of this amazing Museum. We’re here to help you do this and will provide all the tools you need to spread the word about the Museum and this giving opportunity.
Become a Giving Day Champion in celebration of a museum that tells a more complete story of America, and let’s continue to share this amazing story of the African American experience with our nation and the world for generations to come.
Make history with us – #GiveNMAAHC and register as a Giving Day Champion.