Boeing gives $5 million for black history museum





The Smithsonian yesterday began a push to raise corporate funds for a new museum dedicated to black history, announcing a $5 million gift from Boeing Co.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is scheduled to open in 2015 on the Mall near the Washington Monument. It will be the Smithsonian's 19th museum.

"This is a museum for all of us. ... This is all our history," said Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, a Boeing vice president and the granddaughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. "We have to know this story in order to build a nation that is solidly committed and successful at creating a free society."

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