New African American Museum’s Touches Deep History Among Donors

New African American Museum’s Touches Deep History Among Donors

May 24
They wanted more than you’d find in a typical Sunday collection plate.Officials from the National Museum of African American History and Culture approached the leaders of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria with a surprising request: Would the African American congregation pledge $1 million to become a founding donor to the $540 million museum, opening Sept. 24 next to the Washington Monument on the Mall?