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Large crowds gather at NMAAHC for second day

Crowds continue to gather at the National Museum of African American History and Culture after the building’s grand opening Sunday.

Crowds continue to gather at the National Museum of African American History and Culture after the building’s grand opening Sunday.

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Visitors with passes first started lining up at the new museum a little before 6:00 a.m. The doors would eventually open at 7:00 a.m.

Ethel Sumpter traveled to the museum all the way from South Carolina. She said she believes late civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of the museum.

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“I believe they [late civil rights leaders] would think it was the final affirmation for work all the work they had put in to get us to this point,” Sumpter said.

From Sept. 26 to Sept. 30, the museum says it will open its doors at 10:00 a.m. before eventually closing them at 7:30 p.m.