Walmart invested in the opening of the first National Museum of African American history and culture, now they have invested another $5 million dollars in this amazing cause. Even in 2020, people don’t know enough about African American history and culture. Learn more at corporate.walmart.com.
Bentonville, AR, August 3, 2020- Walmart invests $5,000,000 in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a vital institution, deepening everyone’s understanding of our nation’s history through the lens of the African American experience,” says Julie Gehrki, Vice President of Philanthropy at Walmart. “Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have a long history of supporting diversity and inclusion, and we are pleased to support the museum as they continue to build out programs to advance their mission.”
This is not the first time that this philanthropic company has donated to the museum. Walmart’s first donation of $5 million went to the development and construction of the facility. The most recent 5 Million dollar Investment, was made in January of 2020. It serves to improve corporate leadership council, visitor services programs, and more including collections and acquisitions, scholarship and research, education and public programs, exhibitions, and emerging technologies.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is the first of its kind. It is completely dedicated to the culture, history, and life of African Americans. It is open to the public for their interest in participating in and learning more about African American history and culture. As one of the founding donors, Walmart is acknowledged on the NMAAHC website.
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About the National Museum of African American History and Culture: The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
About Walmart, Inc.: Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With the fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy, and employment opportunity.
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