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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted a ceremony to mark the one-year countdown to the November 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The event included speakers, performances, and video and still images projected onto the museum’s exterior.

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    Slave Wrecks Project interview

    Lonnie Bunch and Paul Gardulo talked about the Smithsonian’s participation in a global consortium called the Slave Wrecks Project. They spoke about the discovery of a slave ship that wrecked off the South African coast in 1794, killing many of the slaves on board.

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Monuments Men

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of the Monuments Men, a group of men and women who protected and recovered historical sites and cultural artifacts during World War II.