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Queens Library's Hip Hop Coordinator Makes History!

Posted by: yetheart, October 5, 2016 11:36 am
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Video Music Box

Huge congratulations to Queens Library’s Hip Hop Coordinator, Ralph McDaniels!

The original mic flag from his legendary WNYC-TV show Video Music Box will now be on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The museum, located in Washington D.C., had its grand opening on Saturday, September 24. The event was attended by President and Michelle Obama, Congressman John Lewis, former president George W. Bush (who signed the bill that authorized the museum in 2003), and many other luminaries.

“The Queens Library community is very proud of Ralph today,” said Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, who also attended the opening on September 24. “Knowing that Ralph and his contributions to African American culture were being memorialized made the visit to the Museum even more memorable.”

"I'm very excited about having Video Music Box included in the Smithsonian African American Museum," said Ralph McDaniels. "Hard work pays off. We're happy that people will be able to see our contributions forever in this amazing space."

To learn more about the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and see highlights from the dedication ceremony, you can visit https://nmaahc.si.edu.

Ralph McDaniels at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.


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