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Smithsonian Institution

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.

National Archives

The National Archives is the equivalent of the country's filing cabinet.

A. Philip Randolph

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 D. Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt, recognized as the greatest of our 20th century presidents, was the only president to be elected to four terms.

Specialty Tours

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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