Obama says new black history museum tells story of America

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed hope that a new national museum showcasing the triumphs and tragedies of the African American experience will help to bring people together as the nation reels from recent racial upheaval. Speaking at a dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Obama said that the story of black America is the story of America. "This national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who we are," said Obama.


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Photo exhibition aims to sensitise against racism

New Delhi, Sep 24 – Intimate moments in the lives of the African community living in India are all set to be showcased at an upcoming photography here to sensitise the public against racial bias and discrimination. Indian and African artists will deal with issues of racial discrimination and cultural identity in the Coriolis Effect: Migration and Memory show at Khoj Studios from September 29 to October 4. The exhibition is the culmination of a month-long residency that seeks to rekindle the social, economic and cultural relationship which exists between India and Africa.

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Obama: African-American museum tells ‘story of all of us’

President Barack Obama, left, standing next to Lonnie Bunch, right, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, speaks at a reception for the museum opening at the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday celebrated the pending opening of the Smithsonian's new African-American museum and said the institution, decades in the making, is a powerful place because it tells "the story of all of us," not just the famous.


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Photography’s best-kept secret: How Anthony Hernandez put a…

Anthony Hernandez stands before a mural-sized print of his image “Discarded #50″ at SFMOMA. They are images in which Los Angeles can see itself, the side that doesn't make it onto the picture postcards: Broken-down trucks in wide empty lots, the improvised architecture of freeway-side homeless encampments and municipal spaces that seem to offer their residents little more than disdain.

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CBS to donate Charles Osgood’s bow tie to museum

FILE - In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Charles Osgood accepts the award for outstanding morning program for "CBS Sunday Morning" at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS says it will donate the bow tie that Osgood wears Sunday to host his final edition of "Sunday Morning" to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The 83-year-old newsman is stepping down, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, after 22 years as anchor of the leisurely-paced "Sunday Morning," which usually dominates the news ratings on that day.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it will donate the bow tie that Charles Osgood wears Sunday to host his final edition of "Sunday Morning" to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.


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