Oprah Winfrey is set to get her own exhibit at The National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The new exhibit “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” will open on Friday, June 8. It will showcase numerous video clips, interviews, clothing, personal photos and journal entries from the 64-year-old media mogul and philanthropist, according to the Washington Post.
“What’s interesting is the same way America thought about Walter Cronkite — you could trust Walter Cronkite and his opinion — they trust Oprah,” said the museum’s director, Lonnie G. Bunch III. “An African-American woman becomes the person American turns to.” “We made sure there was a bright line, that this was done by the museum and museum scholars,” Bunch added. “The fundraising was not through Oprah’s people.”
The exhibit will reportedly explore her childhood, her work on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, her philanthropic work, her well-known book club, and more.
“We’re providing a context for understanding not only who she is, but how she became a global figure, and how she is connected to broader stories and themes,” explained Kathleen Kendrick, a curator for the exhibit.
Winfrey is also the museum’s largest benefactor with her whopping $21 million donation. The museum’s theater is also named after her.
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