The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors to the public for the first time over the weekend. Among its more than 36,000 artifacts are everything from Harriet Tubman’s shawl to Emmett Till’s casket to Chuck Berry’s red Cadillac.
The museum’s mission is to memorialize and educate people about the full scope of the black experience in America. Here in Chicago, the DuSable Museum of African American History has a related mission more focused on our city.
Morning Shift talks to Leslie Guy, chief curator at the DuSable, about the collections at the new national museum and the DuSable as well as the impact the national museum could have on future generations of Americans.