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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.

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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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