WASHINGTON — The National Museum of African American History and Culture is still under construction, but the building’s facades will be part of a video display this month.

The event called “Commemorate and Celebrate Freedom” will be held Nov. 16-18 to kick off the countdown to the museum’s opening on the National Mall next fall. Each night video projections will illuminate the museum’s south and west facades.

On Nov. 18, the program will include live readings of poems and other works, and a concert by the gospel and R&B singer BeBe Winans.

The event pays tribute to anniversaries of three milestones in African-American history: ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the end of the Civil War, 150 years ago; and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

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