PBS NewsHour

African-American Museum an 'Opportunity for Understanding'

Clip: 02/22/2012 | 10m 30s

Ground was broken Wednesday on the National Mall for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2015. Jeffrey Brown discusses the pivotal moment in the long, $500 million effort to showcase the stories and experiences of black Americans with journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson.

Aired: 02/22/12

Rating: NR

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