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Lonnie G. Bunch III speaks during the 2016 dedication of the National Museum of African History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Bunch, the museum's founding director, will be taking over as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in mid-June. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

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During the 2013 shutdown, tourists have to look at Mount Rushmore from the highway because the national memorial in Keystone, S.D., was closed. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Open Or Closed? Here's What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown

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Quilts from the Bill and Camille Cosby collection hang at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 6, 2014, photo. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Oprah Winfrey gave $12 million Tuesday to help build the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, seen here in a scale model (lower center). The facility is expected to open in 2015. Allison Keyes/NPR hide caption

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