This episode is a little longer than most, but with the historic opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, it had to go uncut! Host Kevin Sampson talks with critic Tim Gordon about Queen of Katwe and The Magnificent 7. Two time Academy Award winner, Professor Russell Williams II, stops by to talk about going from being a kid from Southeast DC to two time Oscar and Emmy winner. As the first African American to win multiple Academy Awards in any category, his Oscars will be on display in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. John W. Franklin, Senior Manager of the Office of External Affairs, NMAAHC, Smithsonian Institution talks with me about the history of bringing the museum to the nation, and what we can expect to see at the opening this weekend!
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Find Professor Williams at: http://www.american.edu/soc/faculty/rwill.cfm
Find out more info about the National Museum of African American History and Culture here: https://nmaahc.si.edu/
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