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Here's a sneak peek at the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture

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Here's a sneak peek at the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture

WATCH  | Inside the latest Smithsonian museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

The National Museum of African-American History and Culture will open its doors to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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Sitting in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the over 400,000 sq. foot, 8-floor facility has some 3,000 exhibits to view. 

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Some of the museum's highlighted exhibits include slave shackles, Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves, a Michael Jordan basketball jersey and Chuck Berry's Cadillac. 

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The museum, which was proposed more than 13 years ago, aims to educate and showcase some of the most iconic moments in African-American history.

There will be 12 inaugural exhibits, divided into three categories: history, community and culture. The museum will be open to the public via timed entry passes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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