Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture was an in-person and webcast event held on April 22, 2014.
Just like the Air and Space Museum challenges us to set our sights higher, or the Natural History Museum encourages us to look closer, or the Holocaust Museum calls us to fight persecution wherever we find it, this museum should inspire us as well. It should stand as proof that the most important things in life rarely come quickly or easily. It should remind us that although we have yet to reach the mountaintop, we cannot stop climbing.
--President Obama at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on February 22, 2012