African American museum’s fundraising touches deep history among donorsBreaking News
tags: National Museum of African American History and Culture, NMAAHC
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?
The gift would be historic, museum officials said, representing the largest donation by a faith-based organization. It would be groundbreaking for the congregation, too, which had never given that much to another institution.
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