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National Museum of African American History and Culture

Singer Charley Pride sings the National Anthem before a Texas Rangers game in 2010. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Items From Dallas’ Charley Pride Set For Museum

Growing up the son of sharecroppers, Charley Pride developed a love of country music that propelled him into a legendary career as one of its biggest stars. Now, items donated by Pride are headed to the Smithsonian.

Now, items donated by Pride from throughout his life will become part of the Smithsonian’s upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2015

10/02/2012

President Barack Obama speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC, February 22, 2012.  (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Helps Break Ground On Black History Museum

President Barack Obama heralded a new national black history museum as “not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life” as he marked Wednesday’s groundbreaking of the long-sought-after museum on the National Mall.

02/22/2012