Ford Contributes $1 Million Donation to Help Build Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ford has announced that the company will donate $1 million to help build the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is devoted to exploring and documenting American history through an African American lens. The museum, scheduled to open in 2016, is currently under construction on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington monument.

The SmithsonianFord’s donation extends the 40 year relationship that the company has with the Smithsonian which includes more than $11.5 dollars to support exhibits and programs.

“We are so pleased that the Ford Motor Company Fund has chosen to join hundreds of donors from across the country to build a groundswell of support for the National Museum of African American History and Culture; we recognize this as a vote of confidence,” said Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the museum. “It is a genuine honor to have the company join us in our commitment to bring to the nation’s capital a truly innovative cultural resource – one capable of telling a richer and fuller story of the development of this country.”Ford Contributes to Help Build Smithsonian

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