From writer-producer Elberta McKnight:
There was the so-called “Door of No Return” dimly lit in icy-blue. It is not a happy icon. Through this door, and other portals like it, slaves departed Ghana on their way to the New World. Nearby, on the floor, rests a pair of ominous steel shackles, once worn by a slave in a different century … at a different time. Yet, the image was enough to move one man to tears. He was seeing history like never seen before.
Tavis Smiley’s “America I AM” exhibit is powerful.
The collection spans almost 500 years and opened this week at its second stop on a four-year tour, in Atlanta, Georgia.
TJ Holmes caught up with the PBS journalist and the two had plenty to talk about:
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