The House just passed a bill in favor of creating a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C.
Advocates have pushed for the museum since 1994, when a task force found the Smithsonian had "willfully neglected" Latinx people in its programming.
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Our nation's premier museum, located in our capital city, should be a model of access excellence for museums around the country
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"Nothing has been easy. Everything has had to be earned."
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Sept. 24 with a dedication from President Barack Obama. The building's design, inspired by a Yoruban crown, stands out in its prime location across the street from the Washington Monument.
"The more we give people the chance to see what it means to be an American Latino, the better off we are," Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said.