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AT&T Gives $1M to National Museum for African American History

AT&T (No. 4 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversitylist) is giving $1 million to the National Museum for African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The contribution qualifies AT&T as a founding donor. The museum opened to the public on Sept. 24, on the National Mall. It tells the full story of African Americans through 11 galleries. Visitors will learn about the rich history, community and culture.

“It’s important to understand the challenges and contributions of a culture because it helps us to understand who we are as a country,” said David Huntley, senior executive vice president and chief compliance officer. “Supporting the preservation and recognition of this history and rich culture is also important to AT&T.”

AT&T history is also African American history.

Alexander Graham Bell hired African American inventor Lewis Latimer in the 1800s. He developed the drawings necessary for the first telephone’s patent.

AT&T has set out to become the world’s premiere integrated communications company. And diversity continues to be a vital part of our success.


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