Obama to Break Ground for National Black Museum

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, February 15, 2012

With eyes on his own personal legacy, President Obama revealed today that he will help in the groundbreaking of the nation’s first African-American museum.

According to the White House, he will deliver the key remarks at the ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to be built on the National Mall. The ground breaking takes place February 22.



February 15, 2012


WASHINGTON, DC—On Wednesday, February 22, the President will deliver remarks at the construction site of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The museum is scheduled to open in 2015 and will be the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture. The event is by invitation only and not open to the public; the entire ceremony will be webcast.

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  • Lets go see the exibit on cannibalism & child sacrifice.  The BBC had a clip of child sacrifice last year from affica. Maybe we can see the black guy that invented the time machine and invented peanut butter for the incas

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Will there be an exibit on car jacking, drive by shootings and pimps? After all blacks are professionals in these fields.

  • Anonymous

    If Obama gets his way, the only place you will be able to see white people is in wax replica in some “history museum.” Sometimes when watching Turner Classic Movies, I imagine some mulatto youths getting hold of “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Citizen Cane” and pondering about these strange melanin-deficient creatures who he has heard pray tell of from a great-grandfather. Sort of a Twilight Zon eeriness to the idea of a world without white people.

    • Anonymous

      In 50 years time when the whites have been elimintaed who is going to run the power stations and cinemas?
      The world will look like Africa 2000 years ago.

      • Anonymous

        No, the Chinese masters will occassionally let their black and brown field hands break from labor to enjoy a movie.

  • Thread Winner on the Original Page, Paolo says : Every city has a Black museum, it’s called the prison!

    • Up to my neck in CA

      Paolo is on to something.

  • Anonymous

    Blacks don’t have a “culture.”  To have a culture means having something worth cultivating.  Blacks destroy culture.

    See the etymology below:

    culture: mid-15c., “the tilling of land,” from M.Fr. culture and directly from L. cultura “a cultivating, agriculture,” figuratively “care, culture, an honoring,” from pp. stem of colere “tend, guard, cultivate, till” 
    The figurative sense of “cultivation through education” is first
    attested c.1500. Meaning “the intellectual side of civilization” is from
    1805; that of “collective customs and achievements of a people” is from

  • Anonymous

    The only question now is how many lies are they going to exhibit and how much mythology?

  • I loved ILC.  That’s where I learned who was committing food stamp fraud and how.  That was back during the time when food stamps were on paper.  Now, the scam is still running in about the same fashion, in spite of the food stamp benefits being  put on cards.

    Timeless values.

    • Anonymous

      Black actor Jeremy Miner claimed that Damon Wayans had death threats sent from the Nation of Islam due to his mocking of Farrakhan on ILC. If you’re getting death threats from Calypso Louis, you must be doing something right.

  • Anonymous

    “In Living Color” gave us the greatest living black intellectual, on a par with Michael Eric Dyson and Cornell West. Behold, Oswald Bates:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ROOi5xagxg

  • Anonymous

    It will be interesting to see how many black myths are included. Most are easily debunked so it will take true audacity to make outrageous claims about black-firsts though I do hope they try. 

    • myths included – Oh, count on it Sir!

      I bet, they blame ALL of Slavery on no one but White People and they will surely ignore Anthony Johnson and Africa and Crime and blah, blah, blah and blah.

  • I bet this only gets but a very slim minority of white folk to visit once it’s open.

    Many White People say one thing (love minority) but do another.  That’s why things like ‘White Flight’ exists.

  • Anonymous

    I hope a special place in the museum will be reserved for the greatest achievement of blacks in American – the, um…….uh…….wait….it will come to me………the…………uh………….

  • Anonymous

     This is so true.  We have a local “science” museum that was very nice to visit when it opened.  But the government started busing in black school children who essentially ran around tearing the place up.  What an unruly bunch of savages.  Since this smart idea, whites hardly ever go there anymore.  I am almost tempted to take a look during black history month just to see the propaganda.

  • Anonymous

    Look at the bright side, the real estate shouldn’t cost much……a 20×20 plot of land should be more than enough…..

  • Anonymous

     Beck is indeed an ever increasing fool…….

  • Alexandra Spears

    The one thing I remember from that show:  “Homey don’t play that!”

    I admit, I got a kick out of Homey the Clown.

  • Hermanmunster47

    Other past Presidents built libraries open to all . This one wants to build a shrine to nothing useful, and they call us racist 

  • C W

    I could only watch 2 seconds of that video

  • Even though they are the most violent and corrupted race in America, we will only see the fictitious and small achievements magnified 1000 times.

  •  I wouldn’t be so condescending. US Blacks can show something from their history that is not negligible- 20% of cowboys were black; they got jazz & Opera singer Marion Anderson; quality writers from Hughes to Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison (Nobel prize) etc.

    Just- where its ends ? Sioux museum & history ? English American museum ? Polish American ? Irish American ? Chinese American ?

    It all began with US Holocaust museum – an absolutely superfluous building & enterprise. Apart from Israel, it could have been located in Germany & Austria, preferably stressing the tragedy that befell a people who had long been an integral part of German national being.

  • A.W.

    He seems , beneath his facade, to be an extremely self-centered person , persistently
    unable to discipline himself to meet deadlines, etc.    

  • A.W.

    Further to this is my own lack of awareness, thus far, of any web site that is content just
    to gather known or reasonably suspected facts, facts, facts, about the President’s life
    and those with whom his formative years are intertwined—Stanley (Stanlee) Ann
    Dunham O’Bama/Soweto /  ,   Stanley Dunham and his close brother,   his maternal
    grandmother.   Facts seem to always be footnote to sweeping genralizations and
    presumed Meanings.