Angelique Kidjo Sings Redemption Song At Museum Of African American History, She Nailed It!The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum's building, designed by David Adjaye, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to such subjects. Early efforts to establish a federally owned museum featuring African American history and culture can be traced to 1915, although the modern push for such an organization did not begin until the 1970s.
After years of little success, a much more serious legislative push began in 1988 that led to authorization of the museum in 2003. A site was selected in 2006. The museum opened towards the end of September 2016, and Angelique Kidjo was one of the many African musicians to sing at the opening ceremony, she performed Bob Marley's redemption song and boy! she nailed it.