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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01:  The soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is seen September 1, 2016 in Washingotn, DC. The museum was established by Act of Congress in 2003. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. A dedication ceremony will be held to mark the grand opening of the museum on September 24.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: The soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is seen September 1, 2016 in Washingotn, DC. The museum was established by Act of Congress in 2003. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. A dedication ceremony will be held to mark the grand opening of the museum on September 24. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC — The Smithsonian Institution will mark the grand opening of its latest museum later this month.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on September 24.

“CBS This Morning” will broadcast live from the museum on Monday, September 12 to provide an exclusive first look at the museum billed as the “only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.”

The museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts to date, according to its website.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Georgia Representative John Lewis will join Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gail King to talk about the importance of this new museum.

Watch “CBS This Morning” starting at 7 a.m. on WHNT News 19.