Oprah Donates $12M to Black History Museum
Smithsonian site opens in 2015
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2013 5:02 PM CDT
This photo taken June 2 shows the under-construction Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Visitors to a coming museum on black history will be able to sit in a theater named after Oprah Winfrey when the site opens in 2015. Reason? Winfrey has donated $12 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC, reports the Washington Post. It's the biggest donation to date for the $500 million museum, on whose advisory board Winfrey sits. If the theater's not your thing, there's always George Clinton's P-Funk spaceship.

 

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |  
4%
4%
5%
37%
1%
48%