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In Their Own Words: Phil Freelon, A Personal History

The journey toward the design and completion of the NMAAHC has been meaningful and deeply personal.

For Phil—an African American who grew up during the tumultuous Civil Rights era—the journey toward the design and completion of the National Museum of African American History and Culture has been especially meaningful, and deeply personal.

In the following Perkins+Will video series, In Their Own Words, we invite you to join Phil on his journey as he recounts—in his own words—his family roots, artistic inspirations, personal and professional goals, dreams for the future, views on past and current events, and feelings about the NMAAHC and all that it represents.