Ambitious new African gallery opens at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. “What we were trying to show is that what Africa is, what Africa has been, and what it can become, can be told through the creative skills of the people. What Africa is has often been lost in crisis,” said C. Payne Lucas, the president of Africare, a nonprofit aid organization and one of the advisers to the show.  Washington Post

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  • PREVIOUSLY: OUT OF AFRICA: Smithsonian, undergoing $100 million renovation, has difficulty finding funds for large new gallery on African culture, set to open next month. Washington Post 11/17/99
Source: Washington Post