- to harness the power of memory to help America illuminate all the dark corners of its past.
- to demonstrate that this was more than a people’s journey—it was a nation’s story.
- to be a beacon that illuminated all the work of other museums in a manner that was collaborative, and not competitive.
- to reflect upon the global dimensions of the African-American experience.
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