today in black history

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The U.S. Department of War established the Bureau of the Colored Troops in 1863, an effort to help the Union Army in the Civil War.

National Black History Museum

POSTED: February 23, 2012, 12:00 am

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the official groundbreaking of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture that will be located on the Mall in Washington, DC.





Source: The White House

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