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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Washington Monument and African American History

On the National Mall in Washington DC, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is juxtaposed on the Washington Monument. This juxtaposition captures the irony that 8 American presidents owned slaves while serving as president, of whom George Washington was the first.

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Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Carl Finkbeiner