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The Source: National Museum Of African American History And Culture Opens This Weekend

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Construction crews work on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

In three days there will be the dedication and grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

This is something new.

It is a Smithsonian Institution museum on the national mall that will tell the American story of African Americans.

While this is a Washington D.C. event - there's no reason why this shouldn't also be a national celebration.

It's a chance to talk about America's most horrible episodes, heroic individuals, triumphs over struggle and how we can include all our stories into American history.

Guest:
 

  • Michele Norris - former NPR host of All Things Considered and the author of a National Geographic feature story about the museum called "I Too Am America."  

 

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi