NMAAHC Reveals New Oprah Exhibit ‘Watching Oprah’

 

Contribute by BreAnna Bell

The National Museum of African American History and Culture unveiled a new exhibit featuring Oprah Winfrey and her career entitled “Watching Oprah.”

The exhibit, which opened last friday, was revealed at the museum’s inaugural Women’s E-3 Summit on Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement. The media maven celebrated by encouraging more women to forge their own paths saying, “dream bigger, be better, and allow ourselves to move around fearlessly.”

The exhibition is in three sections: America Shapes Oprah, 1950s–1980s, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Oprah Shapes America.

Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama, won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host, received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and is the nation’s first self-made African American female billionaire.

This exhibit is just another major milestone for the female mogul. Winfrey showed her excitement in an interview with TMZ after a secret tour of her exhibit.

During her keynote address at the women’s summit, Winfrey chose to quote Sojourner Truth’s 1851 speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”

“This question is at the heart of black women’s experience,” she said. “It’s been difficult for us to be heard, but not anymore, because we have the National Museum of African American History. I’m here to tell you that its very creation, its very existence, it being here screams ‘hear me, hear me now.'”

The new exhibit, “Watching Oprah” will be open to the public through June 2019.

Related: Oprah Winfrey Confirms She Is NOT Running For President

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