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Members of FREED, Female Re-enactors of Distinction, led by Dorothy Stevens (top, far right) and Judy Williams (second from right) get ready to move across Vermont Avenue in Northwest for the reception at the reopening of the African American Civil War Museum on Monday. Soldier re-enactors were part of the program. The District government provided $5 million to help the museum move into the former Grimke School to allow it to expand. Frank Smith, director and founder of the museum, cuts the ribbon to the entrance (above). (Photographs by Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Members of FREED, Female Re-enactors of Distinction, led by Dorothy Stevens (top, far right) and Judy Williams (second from right) get ready to move across Vermont Avenue in Northwest for the reception at the reopening of the African American Civil War Museum on Monday. Soldier re-enactors were part of the program. The District government provided $5 million to help the museum move into the former Grimke School to allow it to expand. Frank Smith, director and founder of the museum, cuts the ribbon to the entrance (above). (Photographs by Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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