A statue depicting the famous medal stand protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics.

A statue depicting the famous medal stand protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics.

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. While tickets into the actual museum were hard to come by, events across the city honored the opening, which gives black culture a permanent home on the National Mall. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

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  • Frank Smith Founder and Director, African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

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