The 100-Year Mission To Create
The National Museum Of African American History And Culture
By Robert L. Wilkins

After 100 years in the making, new Smithsonian museum deemed a “miracle”

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture offers an unprecedented view of how America got to this point, but the museum’s own path is also vivid.

It’s been a long road, and the story of the museum, like the African-American experience, is one of trial and triumph, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford.

It was a century in the making and a dream for generations. It became reality through tireless work by people like Judge Robert Wilkins, who helped build coalitions so the full story could be told and shared for generations to come.

“It gives me goosebumps to see it happening,” Wilkins said. “To see it finally happen after all this time is just overwhelming.”

Read more on CBS Morning Show’s live coverage from the National Museum of African American History and Culture here.

Posted in News & Events on September, 2016