The Smithsonian Institution will unveil its new museum, The National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

The museum will feature 11 exhibits on slavery, civil rights, as well as highlight the achievements of African Americans in a variety of realms.

It will also include artifacts on loan, such as the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

Chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian, Linda St. Thomas, said that President Obama will lead the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony in September. There will also be a weeklong celebration, including an outdoor festival, and a time when the museum will continuously be open for 24 hours. 

The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be led by President Barack Obama.

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