Gates Foundation Gives $10 Million to Smithsonian African American History Museum

Does anyone else find it slightly funny that the United States is slated to begin construction on an African American History Museum the same year the world is supposed to end?

In a major vote of confidence for the planned Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it is donating $10 million to the museum. The Gates money will go toward the museum’s capital campaign for design and construction of its building along the National Mall.

Gates Foundation Gives $10 Million to African American History Museum [DCist]