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Black history museum taking shape in D.C.

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WASHINGTON — Not far from the Washington Monument, Lonnie Bunch is standing on a deck outside a trailer, looking down on what for two years has been a construction pit on the National Mall.

Now it has the emerging shape and promise of a new museum.

“It’s humbling,” said Bunch, the founding director of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. “For the last eight and a half years, it was my job to make people believe.”

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