Ex­elon do­nates $1 mil­lion to black his­tory mu­seum

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - —Sarah Gantz

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.

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