African-American Museum Impacts All Races

UJW 2017 Caitlin

Reporter: Caitlin Ballard

UJW Winter/Spring 2017

In Washington, D.C., The National Museum of African-American History and Culture has been up and running for less than a year and attendance has been sizeable. As of mid-February 2017, the museum passed its one million visitors mark, just shy of its five month opening. First-time visitors are the largest population coming from all over the country. Senior Caitlin Bllard from Benjamin Banneker High School in Washington, D.C. explores some of their experiences.

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