#HBCULIFE There’s A New HBCU Museum Coming To Washington, D.C.
A banner hanging on 7610A Georgia Ave. NW in Washington, D.C. states there is a new business coming to the neighborhood: a museum dedicated to historically black colleges and universities in a tiny retail space formerly home to Psychic Gallery.
We’re happy to announce our soft opening next Wednesday, February 28th! Contact us for more info. pic.twitter.com/qSktSrdfIG
— The HBCU Museum (@HBCUmuseum) February 22, 2018
The space, dubbed the HBCU Museum, is now open, serving as a welcome center and a precursor for a larger operation to come, according to Executive Director Terrence Forte, who opened the museum along with his family, including his parents, both of whom attended Howard University. A larger grand opening is planned for late March or early April.
The walls of the 638-square-foot space are lined with historic photos of HBCU students, athletics and culture through the years, including former Washington NFL quarterback Doug Williams, who attended Grambling State. A few artifacts are on display as well — an original copy of Jet Magazine published upon the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., one of the first ever copies of Ebony Magazine — with many more to come once the display cases can be installed, Forte said. Originally Published on The Biz Journals
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