A dream come true

Daily News Article - September 13, 2016


1. How is music legend Quincy Jones involved with the National Museum of African American History and Culture?

2. When is the dedication ceremony for this latest Smithsonian Museum to open?

3. a) Who is Lonnie Bunch?
b) According to Mr. Bunch, what is the museum NOT intended to be?
c) How does Mr. Bunch describe his view of the African American experience?

4. a) Define artifact.
b) How many artifacts are in the museum’s 11 galleries?
c) Describe the differing artifacts mentioned in this article.

5. a) In addition to Mr. Bunch, who else was instrumental/responsible for getting this museum commissioned?
b) Which president signed the legislation needed for this museum?
c) What is Mr. Lewis’ hope for the museum?

6. These men focus on how far we’ve come as a nation, and on the strength, optimism, perseverance and resilience African Americans have had. What is not mentioned in this article, but is well known, is the strong faith the African American community has in God.
When asked by someone in the book of Matthew, "which is the greatest commandment?" Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." What do you think would happen with race relations in America if everyone followed these commandments "love God…" and "love your neighbor as yourself"?