WASHINGTON – DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile issued the following statement:
“While the struggle against discrimination and racial inequality is far from finished, this new museum is a beautiful testament to just how far we’ve come. Tracing our history from the shackles of slavery to the first Black President of the United States, our African American story is one of struggle, triumph and joy. The museum celebrates our champions of justice – extraordinary leaders like Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and so many more – as well as our modern-day history makers like President Barack Obama, and all the ordinary men and women who toiled through our darkest days to forge a brighter future.
“Most importantly, this museum will stand for generations among the great monuments and centers of culture in our nation’s capital to enlighten the minds of the millions who will pass through its doors.
“The Democratic Party is proud to celebrate the opening of the Museum of African American History & Culture, and all the extraordinary women and men of our past, present and future engaged in the fight for true equality.”