Exelon donates $1 million to black history museum
Exelon Foundation donated $1 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened Saturday in Washington, D.C. The 400,000-square-foot museum on the National Mall documents the experience of African-Americans in the United States, from the country’s role in the slave trade to its first black president.
“We’re proud to support this museum and its essential role in telling the story of America in all its richness and complexity,” said Exelon CEO and President Chris Crane, who also serves as chairman of the Exelon Foundation, in a statement. “Diverse perspectives and backgrounds are fundamental to understanding and celebrating who we are as a nation.”
Exelon is the parent of Baltimore Gas and Electric. Co. The donation will support exhibitions and programs at the new museum. The museum is presenting 12 inaugural exhibitions focused on history, culture and community.