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Take a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Take a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 9:04 AM EDT

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Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

A century in the making, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors to the public on Sept. 24.

Wrapped in bronze and inspired by the three-tiered crowns used in West African art, the museum shines brightly near the center of the National Mall.  On the Mall, it’s mainly white marble, and I thought could we do something that gave a little color to this,” said Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director.

“In more ways than one,” “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King pointed out.

“And that’s what I realized,” Bunch said.

But to get a sense of the African-American experience, you’ll have to go below the surface, five stories down.    Continue reading