This Saturday, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors in Washington DC.
The inauguration of the $540 million dollar museum will feature performances by Living Colour, Public Enemy, and the Roots.
It's a museum more than a hundred years in the making.
Michele Norris, the former host of All Things Considered on NPR, got a preview and wrote about it for National Geographic.
She shared her immediate reflections with Alex Cohen.
Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview.