Archive for January, 2006

Coretta Scott King

January 31st, 2006

Coretta Scott King passed away early this morning, January 31, 2006, at the age of 78. King was born on April 27, 1927, in Perry County, Alabama. She said that she was determined, even in girlhood, to do something positive for the cause of human rights. Like many women in history, King was known for much of her life as a helpmate to her famous husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; raising their children and working behind the scenes as he led the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and ’60s. Read the rest of this entry »

Site Chosen for African American Museum

January 30th, 2006

NATIONAL MALL SITE IS CHOSEN FOR THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

On January 30, 2006, the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents approved a museum site for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Congress, which has had the museum under consideration since the 1980′s, instructed the Regents to choose from four sites, two on the Mall and two nearby. The location they have selected is at the southwest corner of 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, a central location near the Washington Monument. NWHM extends its congratulations to the Museum! Read the rest of this entry »