National Museum of African American History and Culture
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
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.