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The new Museum of African American History and Culture tells tales of tragedy, triumph




Preparations are finalized for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Preparations are finalized for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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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. 



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