In light of the recent groundbreaking for the National Museum of African American History & Culture, which is the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution, BlackEnterprise.com secured images of some of the many artifacts that will fill the five-acre site, set to open in 2015. Here's a journey through our past. â€”Derek T. Dingle
Muhammad Ali Headgear, 5th Street Gym, c. 1960s
"The Greatest" spent his formative years in this gym and the surrounding neighborhood that had a dynamic mixture of race, politics and culture. In these early years, Cassius Clay began the transformation into Muhammad Ali.
Courtesy of National Museum of African American History & Culture