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

(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. (Read more Oprah Winfrey stories.)

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