Obama: African-American museum 'a monument for all time'

President Obama on Wednesday said that a new African-American museum will “be a monument for all time” and will help “keep the memories alive,” serving as a reminder to future generations of the sometimes painful, inspirational and central role black Americans have played in U.S. history.

In brief remarks at the construction site of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture at the National Mall, Obama said the groundbreaking “has been a long time coming.”

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