Since opening last month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the mall in Washington, D.C., has been packed with visitors. People from across the country and around the world come to experience the history, significance, and impact of black people in America.
The Remix took a road trip to the museum with Dr. Charles Blockson of Philadelphia. Blockson donated a shawl, hymnal, and other artifacts owned by former enslaved person and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. We also speak with Michele Norris, who hosted NPR's "All Things Considered" for more than a decade, about her National Geographic Magazine article on the museum, "I, Too, am America." Norris' feature highlights some of the exhibits in the museum and the personal stories behind them.
We haven't given props in a while. We felt buried under the particularly yucky revelations and accusations coming out of the presidential campaign. We were wondering if maybe this hatefulness, this ugliness, was the new normal. And then, on Oct. 13 at a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama stood up for all of us who have been feeling overwhelmed by the angry rhetoric and said "enough is enough." She said it with such passion and such dignity that we fell in love with her all over again. So today, props to Mrs. Obama.