President Bush Signs Legislation Creating the NMAAHC

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
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Summary
President George W. Bush signs H.R. 3491, the National Museum of African American History and Culture Act, in the Oval Office Tuesday, December 16, 2003. The act authorizes the creation of a Smithsonian Institution museum dedicated to the legacy of African Americans in America. White House photo by Paul Morse. The attendees are members of the Presidential Commission on the Development of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. From left, they are: Dr. Robert Wright, commission Chairman; Renee Amoore; Vicky Bailey; Andrew McLemore, Jr.; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.; Senator Rick Santorum, R-Penn.; Michael Lomax; Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga.; Harold Skramstad, Jr.; Barbara Franco; Robert Wilkins; Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kan.; Cicely Tyson; Lerone Bennett, Jr.; Congressman John Larson, D-Conn.; Eric Sexton; Claudine Brown; Larry Small, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; and Currie Ballard.
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Courtesy of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (website image)
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Legislation
Museums--Law and legislation
Legislators
African Americans
Secretaries
Women
African Americans--History
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
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Author
Morse, Paul
Subject
Bush, George W (George Walker) 1946-
Small, Lawrence M
Lewis, John 1940 Feb. 21-
Norton, Eleanor Holmes
Santorum, Rick 1958-
Skramstad, Harold 1941-
Brownback, Sam 1956-
Larson, John B. 1948-
Brown, Claudine K
Wright, Robert
Amoore, Renee
Bailey, Vicky
McLemore, Andrew
Lomax, Michael
Franco, Barbara
Wilkins, Robert
Tyson, Cicely
Bennett, Lerone
Sexton, Eric
Ballard, Currie
National Museum of African American History and Culture
United States President
Presidential Commission on the Development of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Physical description
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 6w x 4.1h; Type of Image: Group; Portrait; Medium: Digital Image
December 16, 2003
Place
United States
Type
Group
Digital Image
Standard number
WH-HR3491