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Obama to break ground for national black museum

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Paul Bedard

With eyes on his own personal legacy, President Obama revealed today that he will help in the groundbreaking of the nation's first African-American museum.

According to the White House, he will deliver the key remarks at the ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to be built on the National Mall. The ground breaking takes place February 22.

The event isn't open to the public, though it will be webcast. Also, the nation's first black president still hasn't chosen the site for his personal presidential museum.

The release:

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February 15, 2012

President Obama to Deliver Remarks at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, February 22, the President will deliver remarks at the construction site of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The museum is scheduled to open in 2015 and will be the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture. The event is by invitation only and not open to the public; the entire ceremony will be webcast.