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In Their Own Words: Phil Freelon, On Our Way

The third part in our series on the people behind the National Museum of African American History and Culture

With unprecedented numbers of visitors streaming into the National Museum of African American History and Culture every day, and with timed entry passes “sold out” through March 2017, global interest and excitement around this iconic destination are as strong as ever.

We are proud to share with you the third and final installment of In Their Own Words – our video series about Phil Freelon, NMAAHC Lead Architect, and Zena Howard, NMAAHC Senior Project Manager. Here, Phil and Zena share a few words about the importance of community—and about how designers have a social responsibility to improve the lives of community members.

Phil reflects on how design can strengthen communities and influence behaviors and ideas for the better, and how the NMAAHC is already doing that.