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Dr. Frank Smith, founding director, African American Civil War Memorial. Photo

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African American Civil War Memorial sits in front of the wall with the names of the 209,000 Black Union soldiers and their White officers. The Guinness Book of World Records has declared the Memorial

One of the nation’s most significant war memorials sits at the top of the U Street Corridor Metro exit in Washington, DC, oddly planted in front of a few houses and an office building. You could almost miss it among the daily raucous in the neighborhood.