A Peek Inside the “America I Am” Exhibit Reception

The "America I Am" exhibit features 300+ artifacts from 500 years of African-American culture.

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Tavis Smiley and the National Geographic Museum welcomed an invite-only crowd to check out the "America I Am" exhibit on Tuesday evening. The exhibit includes 300+ rare and original artifacts from the 1600s to 2009. "America I Am" focuses on 500 years of African-American culture. Pictured: Tiffany Rose and Tiffy Cross.
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The exhibit featured a variety of special artifacts and symbolic pieces of African American history like this one of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Guests enjoyed delicious treats from Georgia Brown's Aphrodisiac.
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Upon entry, guests were each given a key to the exhibit that represented the key to freedom in America.
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Guest enjoyed a gift bag full of goodies from sponsors, including a soul food cookbook.
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Guest enjoyed local popular restaurant Marvin.
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Host and Creator of America I Am Tavis Smiley welcomes the crowd.
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America I Am supporter Rhonda Glover
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America I Am supporters.
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The exhibit featured a look back at African-American's intergral part in the country's armed services.
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National Urban Fellows Bobbi Hahn and WalMart's Ronnette Smith.
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Host Tavis Smiley with young guest Morgan.
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One of the exhibit's curators, John E. Fleming.
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