Toyota Sponsors National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

 

The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. will give people a more clear understanding of how African Americans shape America. The museum will display over 36,000artifacts of US history. Toyota is a Founding Donor and Grand Opening Sponsor.

“Toyota is proud to be a partner in preserving the priceless artifacts of African American history and culture that convey a compelling story of determination, faith, resilience and achievement,” said, Latondra Newton, Toyota group vice president, Social Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer. “This will become a lasting landmark of the rich history of the African American experience for generations.”
 
Toyota has also taken the initative to write a remarkable ‘Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture’ exhibition, which tracks the major accomplishments over the last 100 years that steered the museum’s creation, beginning with a 1916 letter from the National Memorial Association to then-President Woodrow Wilson.

Not only does the museum and Toyota have conserving history, but also the belief to reduce energy usage and conserve water. The museum has several green features including a green roof, water reuse system and use of natural daylight using the building’s exterior corona.
 
“We embrace not only what the museum’s designers and curators have achieved in building this historic treasure, we applaud their foresight to enrich our lives and protect our environment with this sustainable museum,” said Newton.
 
The building is expected to achieve LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest level of any museum on the mall.