July 05, 2014

Ford announces US$ 1-million donation to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ford Motor Company is building on a century-long commitment to supporting the African American community with a US$ 1-million donation to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The donation from Ford Motor Company Fund,
the company's philanthropic arm, will support the museum's capital campaign. It will also go toward funding key programs when the museum - the only national site devoted exclusively to documenting African American life, art, history and culture - opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

"Since Henry Ford's groundbreaking US$ 5 a day wage in 1913, which paid people equally regardless of race, Ford has invested in programs that empower and celebrate the African American community," said Jim Vella, President, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. 


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