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The Smithsonian Institution is often referred to as "the Nation's Attic," with exhibits ranging from a 3.5 billion year-old fossil to the ruby slippers actress Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz.
The National Archives is the equivalent of the country's filing cabinet.
In 1963, A. Philip Randolph came to Washington to organize the largest Civil Rights demonstration of its time, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Franklin Roosevelt, recognized as the greatest of our 20th century presidents, was the only president to be elected to four terms.
Take the African American Heritage tour to learn more about the fascinating African Americans who made important contributions to the development of the city and of the nation.
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