D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham talks about the George Floyd protests. Virginia Delegate Ibraheem Samirah talks about taking part in the demonstrations as an elected official. And D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen talks about election woes and police reform.
Last October, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors, the result of decades of planning. Since then, nearly three million tourists and locals who have been lucky enough to snag the notoriously hard-to-come-by tickets have visited. Local and national conversations around race and politics have also evolved dramatically since the museum’s opening. As 2017 comes to a close, the museum’s founding director joins Kojo to discuss the museum’s first year and its shifting role in local D.C.
- Lonnie Bunch Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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