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The African American Museum in Philadelphia

Celebrating and interpreting African-American history and culture...

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The African American Museum in Philadelphia , an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, was among the museums to open during the 1976 Bicentennial celebration in the city.

Located just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell, the museum’s modernistic public sculptures, The Whispering Bells and Nisaka , are distinctive landmarks in the downtown historic district.

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