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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

It's been 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation and it's been around 50 years since The March on Washington.

The African American Museum in Cedar Rapids is exhibiting a Changed America,

which has life size photos of both the Emancipation Proclamation and The March on Washington.

The executive director of the museum says that it's timely to have the Confederate flag come down in South Carolina,

while the Changed America exhibit is showing at the museum.

"We're all United States citizens, the confederacy is gone now," said Thomas Moore, director of the museum.

 "I think taking the flag down is a good step, and it gets it from in front of us constantly, you don't need reminders constantly of things that cause you to have a lot of grief."

As far as the Confederate flag coming down, "I think it's important we fly the flag of the United States," said Moore.

The African American Museum in Cedar Rapids is the only place that will offer the Changed America exhibit in Iowa.

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