“Years from now, like all of you, Michelle and I will be able to come here to this museum and not just bring our kids but hopefully our grandkids. And then we’ll go to the Lincoln Memorial. And we’ll take in a view atop the Washington Monument. And together we’ll learn about ourselves—as Americans. Our sufferings, our delights, and our triumphs. We’re better because we better grasp the truth. We’ll walk away that much more in love with this country—the only place on Earth where this story could have unfolded.“ —President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama reflect on the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.