The groundbreaking for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture took place on the 22nd of February . This historical event was hosted by Phylicia Rashad. Renowned speakers for the event included President Obama, Dr. Calvin O. Butts, John Lewis and Former First Lady Laura Bush.
National Museum of African American history and Culture website:http://nmaahc.si.edu/Blog/BHM-Groundbreaking
Washington Post article:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-groundbreaking/2012/02/21/gIQALzw4RR_blog.html