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Friday, November 11, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Clarence Thomas at HillsdaleA national museum that tells the story of black history and culture is failing to tell that story accurately, says a black pastor.

Pastor Clenard Childress tells OneNewsNow that political correctness has marred the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The museum, for example, has been criticized for its brief reference to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas - the sexual harassment accusations from Anita Hill during his confirmation hearings.

Margaret Sanger"This is very sad," Childress says, "that millions of dollars of taxpayer money is going into an institution to more or less attempt to use black history as a means of furthering a political agenda and ideology."

Some members of Congress have signed a letter to leadership at the Smithsonian complaining about the Clarence Thomas exhibit.

Black pastors organized last year against the Smithsonian over a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (pictured above) at the National Portrait Gallery.

Sanger rose to prominence in the early 20th century demanding legal birth control but she also supported the eugenics movement that targeted blacks, whom she considered inferior and "human weeds." 

Yet the feminist leader, who sought unsuspecting black churches to spread her message, is included in the Smithsonian's "Struggle for Justice" exhibit. 

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