The Smithsonian is finally adding on a section for African American’s history. It has been an arduous task to bring the idea to fruition, but finally it’s being embraced…by some. The museum hasn’t been in place because it has never seemed necessary to the American experience, according to Congress. But now, people are seeing things a little differently.
According to the Root, the Smithsonian will add the “National Black Museum” by 2015. But, there’s still some debate about putting the museum amongst the others. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) is trying to convince Congress how unnecessary the museum is by saying,
“The problem is that much as we would like to think that all Americans are going to go to the African American Museum, I’m afraid it’s not going to happen. The Museum of American History is where all the white folks are going to go, and the American Indian Museum is where Indians are going to feel at home. And African Americans are going to go to their own museum.”
So far he hasn’t thwarted the project, but we have to ask, “What do you think?” Read more here on the museum and the controversy coming with it.