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Obama helps break ground on black history museum

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By BRETT ZONGKER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says a new national black history museum will help future generations remember the sometimes difficult, often inspirational role, that African Americans have played in the nation's history.

Obama is speaking at the groundbreaking for the museum, which will tell the history of black life, art and culture. The museum will be located on the National Mall in the capital city and is scheduled to open in 2015.

Obama says the museum "has been a long time coming." He says it is fitting that it will be built on the National Mall, where slaves were once traded and hundreds of thousands of people marched for jobs and freedom.

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