POSTED: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 6:30pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Top political leaders broke ground today on the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
This is the 19th museum in the Smithsonian Institution and will tell the history of African-American life, culture and art.
President Obama and the First Lady attended today's event.
"The time will come when few people will remember drinking from a colored water fountain or boarding a segregated bus, or hearing in person Dr. King's voice boom down from the Lincoln memorial,” stated Obama. “That's why what we build here won't be just an achievement for our time, but it will be a monument for all time."
It's scheduled to open on the national mall in 2015.