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good morning. welcome from the smithsonian african-american museum. it was a century in the making. >> we'll show you key moments of history that are on display including a cabin that held more than a dozen slaves and a lunch counter stool from greensboro
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chuck berry's cadillac honoring ground breaking figures in sports and music. >> plus our guests include several history makers. general colin powell, congressman john lewis and attorney general loretta lynch will help us explore this museum's role in telling america's story. >> we'll also have all of the other news of the day including the latest on hillary clinton's health but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> there's phony strengths and real strengths. real strengths is leveling with the american people. >> a health scare shakes up clinton's campaign. >> the campaign knew on friday that she did have this pneumonia diagnosis. >> it's clear that she tried to hide this and this is going to hurt her certainly in the short-term. >> trump campaign is expected to hammer hillary clinton today on her controversial comments calling half of donald trump's
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>> this comment comes to the definition of bigoted so it gives trump a talking point to go back to again and again. >> cease-fire is scheduled to go into effect in syria after 90 people were killed over the weekend. >> 15 years since the terror attacks on 9/11. the company paid tribute to lives lost. >> in the end the most enduring memorial to those we lost is ensuring the america that we continue to be. >> operations are back to normal at the albuquerque airport after a security scare. screening area which was evacuated. >> miss america 2017 is miss arkansas. >> all that -- the last man standing. >> i don't know what's up right now. >> and the kick is no good. >> we know tom brady is at home
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were rejoicing in that moment. that sense of freedom will overwhelm you. >> powerful. >> i got goosebumps. >> on "cbs this morning." >> it's a story beyond the sports world. colin kaepernick's protest sparked a national conversation before the game the seahawks interlocked arms as a demonstration of unity. ? and the home of the brave ?he? announcer: this portion of welcome to a very special broadcast of "cbs this morning." we are on the front lawn of the smithsonian national museum of african-ameican history and culture. a peoples journey. a nation's story. that is the mantra that guide than remarkable achievement.
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mall next to the washington it tells america's story. this is a shared history no matter your ethnic background. >> so well said. believe me, we can't wait to take you inside where every you look, pieces of the past make a stark return from a jim crow era railroad car to a world war ii airplane flown by tuskegee airmen. i was also struck by the quotes and there are 3487 of them that lin the wall like making a way out of no way. what they do is illustrate an important path through our shared history. >> it was so important. remember, lonnie bunch said he never saw black voices displayed and he wanted to make sure that happened here. it's an amazing place. the museum celebrates triumphs and politics and sports and entertainment. it took 100 years and more and $500,000 to build it and
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donated their heirlooms and you'll see a lot of them this orning and we are so excited with a capital e and exclamation points to be the first television show to broadcast live from the museum before it opens to the public. so many people thought this could never happen and can't be done and here we are. >> how honored we are to be here. >> very honored. yes. >> i feel that. >> we have a lot to show you. first the latest on the presidential campaign and hillary clinton's health. video from yesterday shows her appearing to los and start falling as she was helped into her motorcade. she left the september 11th memorial in new york city early. her doctor said clinton was dehydrated and diagnosed with pneumonia on friday. clinton's campaign cancelled a planned trip to california today so nancy cordes is in chappaqua, new york, where clinton lives.
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speech on economy in california but last night we were informed they were cancellinging the two-day trip. the news came as a surprise to the reporters who cover her because they were not informed on friday about her doctor's visit or the diagnosis and the first sign that anything went wrong was yesterday morning when she faltered. a bystander captured clinton's difficult departure from ground zero. her legs buckling and again as she was lifted into clinton had been at the 9/11 memorial service for just over an hour when reporters noticed she was missing. it would be 90 minutes before her campaign explained where she went. announcing that she felt overheated, so departed to go to her daughter chelsea's apartment three miles away. >> it's a beautiful day in new york. >> reporter: clinton was all smiles when she left the apartment two hours later. >> are you feeling better? >> yes. thank you. very much. >> reporter: but six hours later, her doctor announced that
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friday after experiencing a prolonged cough related to allergies. clinton was coughing on monday in cleveland. and during a press availability on her plane. sunday's incident reignited conspiracy theories online about clinton's health, theories that have flourished ever since she got a stomach virus in 2012 and got dehydrated and fell, suffering a concussion and a blood clot. >> here. you take my -- take my to laugh off the rumors. >> make sure i'm alive! >> oh, my god. there is nothing there! >> there is nothing there. >> clinton is expected to teleconference into one of her fund-raisers in california today and we are still waiting, norah, to find out if she will be resuming her campaign schedule with a stop in nevada on wednesday. >> nancy, thank you so much. cbs news medical contributor dr.
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new york. hillary clinton's campaign said she started antibiotics on friday and we know she cancelled this trip to california. how long does a recovery usually take? >> pneumonia is a lung infection that can range from mild to severe. that difference in severity depends on the age of the patient, their underlying health conditions and what type of pneumonia they have. if the infection is mild, it can be treated with anti-bicycles, rest and fluid and usually people recover within days and someup fatigue to go away completely. but if it is more severe, then they can require hospitalization but, in most cases for outpatient pneumonia, you see improvement with antibiotics in a couple of days. >> it surprised me she was stumbling to get into the motorcade. is that an impact of this kind of pneumonia and what causes you lose your balance? >> without being her doctor i
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shortness of breck, fatigue, fever, increased heart rate. you can have a cough. then when you combine that with dehydration, which is not uncommon in pneumonia, you can feel unwell or appear unwell. the dehydration could be caused in changes in thirst or appetite from the infection and increased respiratory rate or sweating in the case of fever or the antibiotics or medicines she might be taking h antihistamines could be drying her throat. >> reporter: what do we know about her health issues? >> we know based on a letter her doctor released in july of 2015 she has a history of hypothyroidism and blood clots and a concussion that led to a clot in the brain. in addition, her doctor mentioned she is up-to-date on all of her cancer screenings, a year ago as well as had a
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hillary clinton and donald trump are virtually tied in the battleground states of arizona, florida, nevada, and new hampshire. trump is leading by three points in georgia. at a fund-raiser last week, clinton called half of trump supporters deplorables. major garrett is here with us outside of the museum how donald trump and his allies are responding to that. >> reporter: good morning. before hillary clinton's health scare, the biggest political story of the weekend was clinton's blanket enunciation of millions a generalization clinton partially retracted later and trump said illustrated her elitist destain for large parts of america. >> you could put half of trump supporters into what i call the bask of deplorables. >> reporter: hillary clinton's comments in an lgbt fund-raiser friday night gave new meaning to identity politics.
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phobic, you name it. >> reporter: she regrets calling half of trump supporters deplorable bigots on but stuck with trump has said given a negative platform to national views and other voice. trump wrote on twitter, while many of her supporters will never vote for me, i still respect them all. trump's campaign is looking to move it into political goals with the new tv >> people like you, you, and you, deplorable. >> reporter: clinton's comments stirred memories of other fund-raiser blunders, such as mitt romney's 2012 declaration that president obama already had the support of 47% of the country that didn't pay income taxes. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president who don't matter. >> reporter: president obama paid a price in 2008 saying
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to god and gunses and a fear of the outside world. >> they cling to gun or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them. >> reporter: they have to motivate independent and squeamish republicans and know clinton's comments were designed to scare those voters off or at least keep them on the sidelines. >> cbs news and "face the nation" moderator going forward. trump want it to write off half of the country as she mentioned. if that is the case, not good for clinton. what the clinton people like it to be about is what donald trump has said and the fact he was called out for racist comments by somebody even like house
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this gets fought out going forward. it was not a great moment for her when she said it. >> the medical issue is this a problematic for her throughout the campaign? >> three reasons, the health question. how healthy is she and a lot of questions about let's see the full medical records. i think there is also the transparency question. what is their instinct in a moment like this? that has been a achilles heel for her candidacy and the central question voters have about her trust. a distraction. they have been solutions hillary clinton has for voters and obscured for several days now. >> she was diagnosed on friday. she became ill on sunday. and then disappeared from the protective travel pool and didn't expose until much later in the late afternoon that this is what was the problem. >> i think the transparency question for both candidates what is their instinct. when no one is looking are they telling the truth and when they get caught do they tell the
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the press away for 90 minutes and what is the cocooning function for both candidates. >> i think it's a reminder. she is 68 and donald trump is 70. they are the oldest nominees in america's history. in the past medical records have been disclosed to the public and to the press. that's not the case this time. >> yeah. john mccain's medical records were over a thousand pages and you can't sit on them like a chair. >> could they get away with this without coming forward with the medical records after this? >> medical records and also taxes. the point about cocooning when you get in the office everything in the office of the presidency cocoons you. it keeps you away from unpleasant things. if that is already your instinct that is only going to be exacerbated when you become president. >> what do you make of hillary clinton not making anything of this issue? >> donald trump knows the obvious political thing when your opponent is having a difficulty you stay out of the
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have never seen before and this is an instance in which those impulses have been checked and the people around him no doubt said stay out of this story. you don't belong. >> he has raised issues about her health before in this campaign. >> that is more the reason to stay out of it. >> the first presidential debate is september 26th. a couple of weeks away. how long is the debate? >> 90 minutes. >> 90 minutes? >> well, that -- this is the nagging health question on the hillary clinton front which is campaigning is hard and brutal. if this lingering question is haven't been put out, just normal campaigning is withering. so every little hangnail then gets into, you know, several hours of analysis which, again, distracts from whatever her message is. >> thank you, john, so much. we should note tomorrow, charlie interviews former president bill clinton. we will get the latest on hillary clinton's health, plus the clinton foundation, ahead of its final clinton global initiative conference.
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washington. the completion of the 19th and newest smithsonian museum. >> a hundred years in the making. the smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture is about to open its doors to the public. i love saying that. yesterday, norah and i joined lonnie bunch, the museum's founding director, for a tour and what makes this place so very special inside and out. >> on the wall, it's mainly white marble. and i thought, could we do something that gave atl >> in more ways than one? >> that's what i realized. >> reporter: wrapped in bronze and inspired by the three-tiered crowns used in west african art, the museum shines nearly in the center of the mall. but to get a sense of the african-american experience, you have to go below the surface, five stories down.
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in that cabin. >> a cabin for slaves and shackles small enough to restrain a child, reminders of america's regretful past. >> after world war ii, the notion of sit-ins really caught on. >> reporter: while a stool from a greensboro, north carolina, lunch counter represents a resolve to move beyond segregation. >> what i see is something very simple. sitting in a chair is transformative. >> reporter: this museum will challenge your emotions. tears will be shed here. but there's joy to be found too. you got to say this is cool. like chuck berry's cherry red cadillac. >> did you sit in the driver's seat? >> you're supposed to treat artifacts with respect but of course i sat in there. are you kidding me? >> reporter: about 40,000 artifacts have been collected and less than 10% on display is emblem mattic of the pride and dedication that made this museum a reality. >> i'm very humble. i think in some ways my biggest
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george w. bush signed legislation to greet the museum in 2003, congress dig nated half of what it would cost to build it. over 300 million more through fund-raising efforts and corporate partners and business leaders and celebrities were the top donors. 4 million came from people giving whatever they could afford. like the million dollars pledged by the congregation of alfred street church in alabama. >> they want every member to believe no matter how large or small you give, you're making history. >> people are able to leave their stories behind and their pictures over here. >> reporter: visitors can add, too, using an interactive display. but the newest smithsonian museum is not a time capsule. a place where you're encouraged
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including the complicated race topics that continue today. the great lonnie bunch is your new title! he joins us at the table. bravo to you! bravo! i've heard you say it's like taking a cruise ship and building the cruise ship at the same time to get this stunning structure built. >> i think the reality we had a staff of two at the start and didn't know where the building was going to be. the notion was we were going to make it up as we go along. >> in fact, when you fir came, your own office. you had to break in. they didn't know who you were. >> when i went to the offices were, the security said we don't know who you are. i went to different offices. they said we don't know who you are. finally, a maintenance guy drove by and had a crowbar in his truck so we broke in. >> what is stunning is to sit here next to the washington monument. the president owned a slave. you're next door telling the history of slavery and its connection to us today.
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on the national mall allows us to make those jettison positions so this history is seen as part of everybody's history, not a desperate history. >> one of the things about washington, you can go to different museums. you see a lot of quotes on the wall but mostly from former presidents and white presidents, white members of the administration. you tried to really address that in this museum. >> it was really important to me to realize that often black people didn't get a chance to voice their own opinions so i really thought it was important to give voice to the anonymous themselves so that we realize that we are not talking about a mass community. we are talking about individuals who lived and died. >> but everybody had an idea about what should be in this museum. how it should be represented. you had many voices in your ear. tell us about that and how you sorted it all out to get to this. >> well, i think there were a lot of debates. should it be a holocaust museum? everybody is really horrible and tough. should it be a story of famous first and positive images? we spent two years going around
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and finding out what they knew and didn't know. then i brought the best scholars in and said tell us what you think. then i told everybody to go away. we sat down and said this is the story we want. we want to find the tension between resiliency and tragedy. >> one of the most important things you say emmett till's coffin. >> emmett till is, obviously, the person whose life and death resparked the civil rights movement. in chicago i got to know his mother, i thought it was really important to make sur wishes, that the world would see what they did to her son would be part of this museum and why we accepted the coffin. >> and why she kept the coffin open? >> i think it was important for her to say my son was crucified on the racial injustice and she told it to the world. >> there was a white construction worker outside and i asked him this morning what it's like working here.
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here and eshe said i learned so many things i didn't know before. me too! it's not just an african-american history here. >> no. this is an education for all americans. if we do it right, we will know how all of us have been shaped by this story and that we will be made better by it and we basically realize one of the great strengths of this museum is all kinds of people helped to make it work and a good story for what america can be. >> congratulations on not only a ten-year journey but a lifetime journey. >> thank you. >> lonnie, thank you for being here. scott pelley and general colin powell is here with us this morning at this museum. scott went to africa for "cbs evening news" and general powell was the first black general and
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>> walking in here understanding the history and gravity of the circumstances we face as a nation encouraged me, saddened me and made me understand the important role that we can play
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>> the news is back in the morning right here on "cbs this morning." we are so proud to national museum of african-american history and culture. today is an opportunity to celebrate an important part of our past and future. i think you'll be moved by the museum's power to transcend boundaries. it's a story that unites us all. we hope you enjoy this special edition of "cbs this morning." special edition of "cbs this morning." .
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good morning. 7:26. the crisis response team for the adams five star schools will be at legacy high school this morning after a deadly bus crash involving the football team yesterday. a bus driver died in that crash. two coaches critically hurt, one seriously hurt, 15 students have what are described as nonlife threatening injuries. it happened about 4:20 yesterday to the airport. the bus was leaving dia, carrying members of the legacy football team as they returned from a game in california. it's not clear why but the bus driver made a second lap back to the east entrance of the airport, then veered off the side of the road and hit a
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students and coaches coming home at the time. investigators are trying to figure out why that happened. morning commute right now, joel hill watching it for you. >> i-25, larkspur, still have an accident in the way and a little bit farther to the north here just outside of the camera view. northbound coming into town including the drive we have one on highway accident southbound direction of i-25 at broadway, the rest of these all side street exits including colfax and colorado and don't forget we've got the slowing in the eastbound direction of to just one lane.
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? this is our home this morning and we are sharing it with you. the smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture right here in washington, d.c. we are here live and in color. visitors can see the white house from here. this is the first black commander, he wind down his time in office, president obama will get a close-up view of the museum when he and first lady michelle obama come to the opening ceremony one week from saturday. look at where the museum sits on the last five acres available here on the national mall. that is a big deal. >> it is. you can see it not only takes its place along the washington monument but down the way of the
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slaves and down from the martin luther king jr. memorial, "i have a dream" speech welcome back to "cbs this morning.? tim scott and cory booker share a personal meeting it has for them coming up. the first remnants are display at this museum. scott pelley is here with a story he has been covering a long >> general colin powell was the first black joint chiefs chairman. he donated this army uniform for the display. his military career began in the middle of the civil rights struggle. he retired from the pentagon as a four-star general. >> general powell became the first black secretary of state. he and his wife are not only donors to the museum but served on the museum's council. we are pleased to have general
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>> thank you, charlie. great to be here. >> speak to the idea of what this means to you, what it means to african-americans, and what it means to americans. >> let me start with america. it means a lot to america because is this isn't just african-american history. it's american history and it's filling a gap that has existed in the american history for so many years. this has been in concept for a hundred years. now it's here and it's beautiful. it's magnificent. and it's different from any other thing on the mall. it's striking and, of course, i've beenia a number of years and i think the american people are going to love coming to this place and completing this part of our wonderful history of this great country. >> and to african-americans? >> and to african-americans, of course. you know, i want to go in there and see chuck berry's cadillac and i wanted to see my uniform. and other things like it. i've been into the museum a few times and a lot of of it was under construction then. it is going to be a treasure for african-americans but it isn't -- we didn't design it just for african-americans.
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understand the structure and how it connects to america today. >> understand the struggle. i mean, i came into the army just after segregation ended and it was still a situation where i could go to ft. banenning georg and get my training but if i went outside of this it was sill segregated and i couldn't get a hamburger. we have come an extremely long way over the last half to go. we see the problems. we shouldn't think it's over. but this is a symbol what can be achieved and how we have worked so hard for this long period of time to give african-americans the recognition they deserve and also to show our fellow americans of all races and denominations imaginable that this is part of american history, an essential part. >> who do you make of the timing of it now, general powell, when we are really having some racial issues again in 2016 that this
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point in time with barack obama in office? >> i think it's important at this time for this museum to open. it shows we have come a long way, but the struggle is not over. and i tell all of the audiences i speak to. remember what the founding father said. we are always striving to become a more perfect union. they never said we are perfect. we are striving to become more perfect and that is a striving that has to continue and the problems that face us now are more than just the color of your skin, it's economic educational opportunity, housing opportunity and what we have to work on. those are theish that i think we are still facing the country, especially african-americans. >> general, you brought this as an century-long struggle. as you know, it started with black veterans of the union army. >> yes. >> proposing this idea. >> yes. >> of some sort of a museum. and in this museum, there is a whole section about blacks' contribution to the u.s. military and where your uniform sits.
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monument and you can see all of the flags. what do we need to know how african-americans have contributed to our military? >> african-americans were always willing to serve the nation that was not yet willing uniform, put buttons on my uniform that say u.s. and give me a rifle, they were determined to prove that if they could do that, they could do anything and -- in this country. a famous confederate general who said he heard putting black people on line he wrote to
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this. use blacks for chopping wood or cleaning up or doing things like that. if you tell them they can fight like a white soldier, if they can carry a gun and you terrorist them to do that, then our entire history of slavery is wrong. it took another hundred years to prove -- >> from slavery to today, there has been accusations of racism in this campaign. there is also questions of the examination of the issue community and law enforcement. how do you see this campaign so far? and does it cause you to consider as your colleague and great friend did, endorse hillary clinton? >> i've always waited until i've seen more of a campaign before saying anything about the candidates. and i like to see the conventions. those are over. who is the vice presidential nominee. i also want to see at least one debate where i can see them face-to-face.
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express my opinion about this, but i want to wait a little longer. >> you will make an endorsement later? >> i will express my opinion who i may vote for, who i will vote for. >> in 2008 you voted for barack obama. >> i'm not leaning. to charlie's point, i never use the term racism in describing anything because you immediately shut down conversation. yes, i am, no, i'm not. what i have said over time that there are elements in my party, the republican party that show some level of intolerance that i don't think is worthwhile for the party to demonstrate. and so i hope that in the debates that we see ahead, these issues will join. >> is that reflective of the nominee? >> everything is reflected in the party. i talk about the party, not the particular nominee. we will see what happens in the debates. i'm anxious to see them. >> i wanted to go back to the
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because i was struck when you talked about seg gregationsegre. you talked about serving your country and can't get a hamburger. how do you overcome something like that? does it leave a deep scar for you? >> i don't like to carry scars around. when i came back from vietnam the first time, i had been away for a year, with a new wife and infant son i had not seen and get back home to ft. benning, the army was the head organization in the country at that time and the other services as well. we were socially progressive. but as soon as i walked off ft. benning and went to columbus, georgia, i couldn't go into a story, i couldn't get a hamburger. that told me keep working harder and keep demonstrating my color doesn't affect my potential and civil rights act of '64 and
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>> let me ask you. >> we have a protester. >> is he one of yours? >> he definitely is not one of ours and here to harass the show. >> that very point i just wanted to make that you had in the military section, it's called the double v section of the museum because you fight for victory abroad for victory at home. many source were fighting for victory aborder but not here at home. >> it really explodedft thousands of black soldiers coming home with their white buddies and they had realized that we should no longer tolerate the conditions under which we are living. and so it "v" set set forth lookses to allow president truman to sign the executive order. it took another five or six
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g -- desegregation was a reality. >> very sorry for that interruption. i'm not sure what he is hollering but he is very sgre disstressed. >> that is the freedom that. >> thank you for your work on this museum. >> thank you. >> one of the most poignant exhibits obtains a vessel that sank off cape africa, killing 212 slaves locked below the deck. last year, scott pelley >> reporter: water only make the
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surf tosses the divers in sand and vacuums away for hours but after 300 dives this is what they have recovered so far. these are nails that pin sheets of copper over the hull for protection. >> as you can see -- >> what looks like a lump of concrete is marine growth on a wooden wooden pulley block you see here. thx- spaces were rope was threaded around the wheel. the divers discovered wood that a lab would later trace back to mozambique. this is what it shows, a shackle similar to this, used to bind slaves. >> scott pelley joins us here at the museum. scott, good morning. >> good morning! >> i'm still a little shaken up
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let's talk about the slave ship for a second. how could they confirm that was the real deal? >> that is such a great story, gayle. they went into the archives capetown, south africa. archives that go back to the 17th century. because this slave ship was wrecked and about half of the slaves on board were killed, property was lost, so there had to be an investigation. the investigation determin precisely where the ship went down. they had the coordinates for exactly where the ship sank according to these ancient record. i had the book in my hand. it was 400 years old. they towed magnetometers behind the boats and the magnetometers lit up because all of these cannons and iron bars beneath
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portuguese slaveship. >> they are here as artifacts of slavery. >> amazing thing about this story, lonnie bunch, the director of the museum, searched the world over. no one, no one had artifacts from a ship that was carrying slaves in the world! all of these ships were at the end of their lives. they had all sunk and been lost. and so these are the first artifacts on earth from a ship that was actually carrying slaves. >> that is what to me is so remarkable about this museum. there are so many first's inside this museum and you really brought that story to us first to think about what they were able to discover is remarkable. >> absolutely. 400,0 400,000 african slaves from mozambique just from that one port.
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>> you came here to do this story? >> yes. >> to see it now. >> it's amazing. the last time i was here, it was just concrete slabs. and to see this! it's a triumph on the national mall! >> thanks, scott. >> great to be with you. >> democratic senator cory booker of new jersey and republican senator tim scott of south carolina do not have a lot in common politically, except they are the only african-americans currently serving in the united states senate, both elected. they c visit the museum for the very first time. the senators spoke to us about growing up as african-americans, as well as their hopes for the future of the country. >> i tell you, when i walked in here, i first thought of my grandfather who passed away in january of this year. i thought about taking him to vote for the first african-american president, a day that he never thought would come.
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the weight of history, the gravity of the circumstances that we face as a nation, encourged me, saddened me, and made me understand the important role that we can play in making this country better together. >> reporter: as senators? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: what is interesting too, you come from two very different backgrounds. you're the democratic senator from new jersey and republican senator from south carolina. >> yes. >> reporter: you came from single >> poverty. >> did not do really well in school. my story is almost flunked out of high school. you got a rhodes scholar over here so a contrast in our experience growing up and where we are today. >> reporter: and what unites you? >> i think a lot. people would expect somebody who -- i joke with him far out there on the right and myself on the left.
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bond i felt with tim almost instantly, a friendship, a commonality of experience and we come out of two different backgrounds but share the common heritage and experience and i think both share a common mission when it comes to our country as a whole as well as when it comes to african-americans in the country. >> reporter: that sense of service led both senators to step across the aisle and fight together to reform the criminal justice system. >> we have a country right now where between blacks and whites for using drugs or even dealing drugs. but african-americans almost four times more likely to be arrested for doing things that the last two presidents have admitted to doing and it's such a massive reality that our prison populations and jails are filled with poor, mentally ill and drug addicted. we are the land of the free and the incarceration nation of the planet earth and affecting every area of american life.
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i'm cosponsoring legislation with tim, both sides of the aisle, beginning to see common urgency from a physical prudency perspective to the land of liberty that we need to do this a different way. >> i have, however, felt the pressure applied by the skills of justice when they are slanted. >> reporter: speaking of the contemporary issues of conflict between community and law enforcement, you gave a moving speech on the senate floor. would you talk about how many times you had been stopped by police as an elected official? >> yes. seven times in one year. for me, what i had hoped to do with that speech was to bring light to a very old issue. my goal was to validate those of us who have been in that situation, who have had that experience, who have felt threatened sitting in your car, who, just because of what you
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your core. it's hard to articulate with words the frustration, the insecurity, the sense of being invisible and then completely visible. it's hard to validate those of us who have been in that situation, especially when you've done nothing wrong. >> reporter: and then below it this historic museum will serve as validation, as well as proof of how far we have come. >> it does seem necessary for us to remind ourselves of where we have been. >> reporter: and an inspiration for how far we need to go. >> i hope that one of the beauties of this museum being here will be an understanding
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the pain, agony, and tragedy of slavery. >> i hope that the weight of the past will slow your gait and bow your head. and as you walk out of here, i hope that the sense of freedom and a sense of expectations will overwhelm you and that you will feel individually responsible for making ameca amazing country for every single citizen in our land. >> reporter: what is amazing about these two eloquent men, only two time that two african-americans have served elected in the united states senate, is they found common ground which is exactly what washington misses. >> it shows you that it is possible to find common ground even when there are differences. the designers of this museum felt the weight of our nation's history. ahead we hear from the architects about how their
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you're looking sculpture by nigerian slaves. the klee columns on top help inspire the overall design of the museum. you can see how the jagged edges of this sculpture are in the design's multilevel building. >> it is beautiful, indeed. the structure is a result of a collaboration between a team of renowned architects.
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in 2009 and they meet some of the world's no influential architects to win the commission. freelon and adjay showed us how their target came to life and is part of this inside. >> we felt the weight just about every day, because we knew we were building something, not for the next ten years but the next 100 years that would represent our culture. >> the museum really is not just about making any s it really tries to make from the very silhouette a story for people to ask why and tries to bring you back to central and west africa so you think about the kind empires in that kind appear the history that the african-american community have, but also that the geometry, like coming to america, defers to the monument of washington, 17 and a half degrees to show it's
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if you think about the mall and the other buildings that are important to washington, this five-acre site is the very last site that could accommodate something like this. so, in many ways, it's going to be there as a reminder of the importance of this institution, because of its location, literally within the shadow of the washington monument. >> it took three years to complete this master plan. last, bu this completes it and makes you understand what the founding fathers was trying to achieve with the notion of palace of culture to educate the people and i think this museum comes at an opportune time to send it into the future. >> it's really beautiful. it's like a crown that sits here in the middle of the national mall! >> like you were on to something, especially when you see that sculpture. one of the guys told me this morning it's the only one on the
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sculpture. it doesn't look like anything and not a piece of marble on it. it looks so special. >> everything about it. >> makes it stand out. >> we like that. we have much more and you can see more of the museum's impressive architecture on our website at >> this museum is a century in the making and not just a figure of speech. ahead, jan crawford goes behind the scenes with a judge who helped deliver the vision of the black civil war veterans and we will look into the battle that lasted into the 21st century. plus, civil rights icon congressman john lewis and attorney general loretta lynch are join us. she introduced 13 bills to try to create this museum. you're watching a very special edition of "cbs this morning." we will be right back. ? dance to the music ? target is thrilled to be partnering with "cbs this morning" to create a sneak peek
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good morning everyone, 7:56 right now. i'm nee nay. happening people today -- alan gionet. happening today people will continue to rally behind the douglas county sheriff's detective shot in the chest more than a week ago. school. detective brite is still in critical condition. the town of parker will hold a mobile blood drive to honor him at the parker police department from 9:00 this morning until 2:30. people can also donate in detective brights honor at any bonfils community donors center. ? my home sweet home ? >> thank you dan.
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parker adventist hospital. many dressed many blue. they showed support with prayer and singing and family and friends in brite's room watched from above as the community addressed him. now to check that morning commute. here's joel hillan for you. >> alan a couple of trouble spots out there. i-25 and colorado in the southbound direction, that's what we have here. finally seeing it break loose through down and another accident on the westbound direction of i-70. that's at colorado as well. so both ends there, and then we've got an accident right in the middle colfax and morning. here's a quick look at this drive times you head southbound coming into town. still just a tough drive
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55 in denver right now and we have 6 of 1 in burlington and 62 in grand junction. satellite and radar still have some showers streaming through our northwestern corner a little bit down in the southwest and our san juans. the rest of us are fairly clear and should stay that way throughout most of the day. our cold front will work its
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>> announcer: this special broadcast of "cbs this morning" is being brought to you with limitd commercial interruptions by toyota and target. ? it is welcome back to this special edition of "cbs this morning." guess where we are. we are now inside the smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture. standing underneath a very historic plane. this was flown by the tuskegee airmen. we're the first to bring you live inside before the museum opens to the public. >> boy, do we have a show for you. congressman john lewis and attorney general loretta lynch are here with us.
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withwith an olympic champion about changing the world on and off the field. but first, here is today's eye opener at 8:00. >> the first sign that anything was wrong with clinton came yesterday morning. >> how long does a recovery usually take? >> usually, people recover within days and sometimes it can take up to weeks. >> hillary clinton's health scare, the biggest political story of the weekend was clinton's blanket denunciation of trump supporters. >> will that do damage to her? >> it depends how it's defined going forward. the trump people would like to define it as hillary clinton writing off a whole half of the country. if that is the case, that is not good for clinton. >> services were held across the country marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> we will never forget and you will never be alone. and those are not just word. >> in syria, a cease-fire is expected to begin between the u.s. and russia. >> this has been in concept a
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and it's beautiful. it's magnificent. i think the american people will love coming to this place. >> you got to say this is cool. >> did you sit in the driver's seat? >> you're supposed to treat artifacts with respect, but, of course, i sat in it! >> it's not just an african-american history here. >> this is an education for all americans. if we do it right, we will know how all of us have been shaped by this story. >> announcer: this morning's eye opener at 8:00 is presented >> with gayle king and norah o'donnell. we've just entered the smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture. this magnificent new building sits on the national mall. >> magnificent is the word. we are standing next to a mural that was recovered from the 1968 resurrection city protest right here on the mall. the campout was inspired by
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campaign. >> we mentioned this earlier and deserves saying again. this museum is not just about the black american experience. the slogans written here show the multiethnic makeup of that cause. more than 3,000 artifacts are on display. you could spend hours, probably weeks here. we were here for hours and i feel like we got a small slice of it. >> when you plan to come here, spend the day. everywhere you look there is something you want to see or didn't know before or some you knew before and you want to know more about. >> it's a history lesson. >> it is. >> we will have more about the museum in a moment, including the 100 years it took to create it. first the latest on hillary clinton's health. donald trump was asked about it this morning. he said it was, quote, quite sad. and he hopes she gets well soon. we go to in chappaqua, new york. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're told clinton is
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where she was supposed to be doing a few fundraisers and giving a speech on the economy today and tomorrow. all of this after she appeared to falter while getting into her van after leaving the 9/11 memorial early yesterday morning. her campaign initially said she was feeling overheated but later her doctor revealed she was diagnosed with pneumonia on friday after being treated for prolonged cough related to allergies. if she hadn't been caught stumbling yesterday, we would not have known she had been diagnosed with pneumonia or visited harass doctor on friday which was a busy day. she had a couple of fund-raisers and held a meeting on availability and did an interview. >> thanks, nancy. we are inside the smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture, which offers an
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america got to this point. the museum's own path is also vivid. time-lapse video captures the construction of our newest national treasure. a ground breaking took place more than four and a half years ago. the final piece of steel was installed in 2014. >> they did such a beautiful job. we should note there are more than 3,500 panels that make up the bronze colored and glass facade and called the corona. jan crawford shows us how bringing this together took a >> it gives me goose bumps to see it happening. >> reporter: it's been a long road and the story of this museum, like the african-american experience, is one of trial and triumph. >> to see it finally happen after all this time is just really overwhelming. >> reporter: it was a century in the making. a dream for generations. it became reality through tireless work by people like judge robert wilkins who helped build coalition to the full story could be told and shared
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the effort goes back to 1915 when black civil war veterans, their contributions to winning their freedom ignored, pushed for a memorial to honor their service. funding never came. >> this has been one of the great days of america. >> reporter: decades later, civil rights movement swept the country. reigniting the effort to recognize african-american history, but the roadblock seemed almost insurmountable. civil rights icon congressman john lewis introduced 13 different bills to create a museum, a position came from multiple fronts. >> once we approve this museum, we will be called upon by other minority groups and they will be justified in doing so, to provide museum for their particular groups. >> so many said why do we need a special place to tell those
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serves on the museum's scholarly environment community. >> when there is a history of their culture. there is no acknowledgment of those people. >> reporter: another obstacle. federal land use groups argued against another building on the national mall, which they considered overcrowded and pushed for a different site on the edge of the city. >> it would be appropriate to place a monumental building on this site. >> reporter: judge wilkins was part of the committee that urge congress and then president george w. bush to build the museum on the national mall. >> i think symbolically, it's very important because the history of african-americans had been -- you were in the back, you had to enter white person's home from the back door. >> reporter: wilkins was there when the president signed the museum bill into law in 2003. museum director lonnie bunch then began the difficult task of raising 270 million dollars in private donations and collecting
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needed to fill such a large space. 2012, crews finally broke ground. >> it's amazing that we have gotten here. it's a miracle that we have gotten here. >> reporter: a miracle? >> it is. i don't think that is overstating it. it is a miracle. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," jan crawford, washington. judge wilkins chronicled the history of the decades' effort to get the museum built in his book "long road to hard truth." now here is gayle with a pioneer of the civil rights movement and a part of the museum dedicated to this historic struggle. gayle? >> reporter: i sort of ran two levels in high heels. as someone who knows me, you know, i take an elevator from the first floor to the second floor as opposed to walking the steps, so it's a big deal to run in high heels for me. thank you so much. it's a very good reason why we did this because georgia
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fights for civil rights and has been a central figure in that movement half a century now and he fought in congress for 15 years to create this museum. congressman john lewis, thank you for joining us and congratulations and good to see you. >> good to see you, gayle. i'm delighted and honored to be here. this was my first time walking into this building. >> reporter: i would love to know your thoughts when you walked into the building the first time. you thought what? >> well, i felt good. >> yes. >> i didn't want to cry. i was almost overcome. i've been holding back tears, because so many of the exhibits, so much in this museum remind me of the struggle that we went through to get to legislation passed and get it signed into law. >> reporter: they are calling you, sir, the godfather of this
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introduced a bill back in 1988 and it was rejected and took you over 15 years. who was the most resistant to you? >> well, a senator from the state of -- that would put a hold on the bill each time it got to the senate. we were never able to get it through. and i remember on one occasion, the democratic leader of the senate and the republican leader, came to me and said, john, we don't have anything to -- but we never gave up, we never gave in. we persist and we passed it and president george w. bush signed it into law. >> isn't it including it took president george w. bush to bring this into reality? do you consider yourself a patient man that you never gave up? >> you see this and you cannot give up and you cannot give in. you have to be persistent. but this museum is about not giving up. i've heard over and over again you can make your way out of no way.
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of the museum. but can i look at you here. how old are you in this picture? look at you. >> in that photograph, i'm 23 years old and i have all of my hair and a few pounds lighter. >> tell us about him. what were you thinking back then? >> on august 28th, 1963, i was serving as chair of the student nonviolent coordinating committee and i was the youngest speaker and i can never forget that day when randolph said i lewis, the national chairman of the student nonviolent committee. and i went straight to the podium. i looked to my right, i looked to my left, and i looked straight out and said, this was it. i started speaking. >> congressman lewis, were you not afraid? that was a major crowd. >> i was not afraid. we had been waiting for that
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>> not everybody was on your side, though. >> no, but we had to do what we had to do. we had to speak truth. >> you lived through segregation and even your parents told you when you were a little boy, look. racial protest and segregation is how it is. john, don't get yourself noon any trouble. we look over there across from us. there is a picture of your mug shot. john, you got yourself in trouble. >> well, i was inspired by rosa parks and martin luther king jr. and others to get in trouble. >> you didn't listen to your parents? >> well, i listened to them but times when you see something is not right and not fair and not just, you move and you're inspired to do what you must do. i got in the way. i got in trouble. i call it good trouble.
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mississippi in may of 1961 during the freedom ride. >> sometimes getting in trouble brings to ma james brown will be here inside the museum with how america's black olympians like simone manuel are still making history and overcoming hurdles. >> there is a lot of emotion that went into that just going back to when i even first started swimming and just the whole journey, the highs and lows that i had. >> some lows?
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i mean, one of them was a social aspect of not feeling like i fit in. >> that is ahead on this special edition of "cbs this morning" from the smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture. ? my brother and i have always been rivals. in monaco. ? we were born brothers. competition made us friends. wish bold in the 2017 camry.
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take a look. this is a restored railroad car on display here at the
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it was used as a segregated passenger car in the south from 1940 to 1960. white passengers sat in the front and african-americans in the back with a divider in between. the car is so large, it had to be installed before the museum was finished. the building's walls went up around it. museum visitors will be able to walk inside to understand the daily reality of jim crow era segregation. one of the most celebrated protests of the civil rights happened in greensboro, north carolina, in 1960 and we are at an exhibit about black college students with a sit-in at woolworth's store to desegregate their lunch counters. loretta lynch became the first african-american woman to be the united states attorney general. we are happy to have her here with you. great to have you here, attorney general loretta lynch. >> good morning.
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>> to think, now, look, here is one of the stools from the lunch counter sit-ins. what does that era and time mean to you? >> when i see this i have a great sense of pride in those students and when i think about that era the fact that it illustrates that ordinary people can make a tremendous difference when they see inequality. this whole museum is really a collection of the stories of ordinary people who said, we have to have quality in this country and we want the basic entitled to and sounded small but was huge. for me growing up in greensboro and later durham and hearing about this sit-in and my parents role in it i think everybody can play a part in advancing equality. >> what was your parent's role in it? >> my mother was a librarian and my dad allowed the organizers and sit-ins to use the basement
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baptist church to sit in before they had the marches and sit-in. >> your father's church was one of them? >> another black church allowed them to on have office space to plan and in the basement of providence, they had meetings before the marches to service important for him to support that movement. >> gale and i and lonnie bunch, the director of this museum, were talking about this. would i have the courage to do something like this when i was 18 years old? i think i wouldn't incredible courage but these four men and it grew day after day. there were white women college students that joined. >> yes. >> then finally what they decided is they would no longer patronize these lunch counters and sales dropped by a third and guess what. that pushed the change. >> yes. yes. when shows you how integral african-americans are to not just culture life, political life but economic life. we are all part of what makes this country great, what makes
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the view that they just did not want to stand for the injustice any more. and in addition to my dad's supporting them, my mother had decided when she was a young teacher, driving across segregated state of north carolina, that for her, she wasn't going to use the segregated water fountains any more. that was her stand area her view. she just was through and she was done. she had that this was not the america she believed in. of course, there was no basis for or any of that so thatas >> how does that influence your role now as attorney general? >> i think what people are doing today to point out how so many people in this country still do not feel a part of this american dream or american progress, but i think it highlights the importance of the role that young people can play in this, it highlights the importance of the roll that people of all background and all edthnicities
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for america so it's never far from my heart. >> you're one of the chief law enforcement officers. the ability to vote, voter i.d. laws. in federal courts, the country have struck down a decision striking down or requiring changes to voter i.d. laws that have disproportionately hurt minorities. is it still harder for minorities to vote in this country? >>ive unfortunately, we are see situations it is harder for people to vote as a minority. >> reporter: how is it making it >> it's making it harder for young and older people and in particular minorities. they do not have the commonly held i.d. that students have and certain people have certain types of jobs have and will accept other i.d.s not typically found in the minority community or see discussions about how to oppress the vote and shows this
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people who have trouble accepting everyone's full participation in american society but when we are all involved, we are all stronger. >> i know this was emotional too for you to be here. >> yes. >> thank you so much. we appreciate you being here on this very special morning. thank you so much. >> thank you, norah. >> movie director ava duvernay is part of this. she didn't know about it until we told her! thatmi broadcast of "cbs this morning" is being brought to you with limited commercial interceptions by target and toyota. set hut... is that too hard for you? nice catch!
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american olympians holding up good morning everyone, 8:25. i'm britt moreno. death of jonbenet ramsey captured national and international attention for 20 years now. nowburg ramsey is breaking his silence on examination phil show. he has lived under a shadow of suspicion since the murder. his parents have been under a lot of scrutiny over the years, dr. phil says burke is speaking to set the record straight. >> i believe no matter where you stand, before you watch these shows, whether you come into it thinking burke did it, his mother did it, they didn't do it. wherever you come into this, when you finish watching these
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be dramatically different. >> dr. phil's interview with burke ramsey airs in three different parts, the first part airs today at 4:00 right here on cbs4. now let's check the morning drive with joel. >> it's still slow as you head in that eastbound direction of i-70 this morning britt. look at this getting over i-25 right now an accident right near brighton boulevard and you can see this cluster of accidents here just one of them is on highway. the other nonhighway accident that we have is in the southbound direction of right near colorado. pretty typical this time of day. take a look at the drive times from the north. average speed in the 60s and still into the 30s both directions along i-70 through commerce city and westbound
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55 in denver right now. 59 in boulder and 6 of 1 in burlington -- 61 in burlington and 62 grand junction. we still have some rain in the northwestern corner down into the southwest as well with a little bit of snow. overall though fairly mellow in the state. we have chance for rain later today on and red flag warnings for the northwestern corners today and fire danger is still high. the futurecast showers popping up right around this afternoon and evening some very high elevations could even get a little snow today. and we could have some of the showers even continue overnight in some areas temperatures today are much cooler. 78 in denver and 74 in boulder and we're in the 80s and 90s though still in the southeast. . 85 grand junction today and for the five day forecast, tomorrow we're even cooler down to the 60s with a chance of rain and we're back to the 70s
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several floors above where we he is with james brown of cbs sport. hello! >> the great j.b. is here. when you think about sports, think about him. this exhibit shows the rich history of black athletes and thousand their excellence helped advance the nation. target is helping us present this look inside and our special correspondent james brown shows us the role of sports in the march toward a more equal society. j.b., good morning. >> good morning, charlie. good to see you again as well. no question that the impact of
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role in that regard. overcoming tremendous barriers in the arena and subsequently affecting and effecting change in society. this exhibition here chronicles the stories of these athletes and their struggles and olympic swimmer simone manuel was in awe as she toured the museum just a few days ago. >> it's great to be here and just see all of the exhibits, and just to be a part of history. >> reporter: simone manuel made or >> it's down to the wire! >> reporter: she became the first african-american woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming. what was going through your mind when you turned back and looked and then the tears came? >> a lot went through my mind. a lot of emotions went into that just going back to when i even first started swimming and just the whole journey, the highs and lows that i had. >> reporter: some lows? >> yes, some lows. one of them was a social aspect
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just looking back on the history of swimming and knowing a lot of people who have inspired me to stay in the sport. there is cullen jones and so many others before me whose journey to get to this level wasn't easy. so hopefully this bridges the gap and kind of makes it easier for people that come behind me. >> every generation has to add its contributions to a struggle. >> reporter: dr. harry edwards has studied the impact of black athletes on american society for he says athletes like manuel stand on the shoulders of trail blazers like jim brown, bill russell, muhammad ali. >> the first of her race to win the title in wimbledon, england. >> our gandhi was jackie robinson. he laid organizers in the community to prepare black
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would hear the epithets. like jackie had to be cool on the field, they had to be cool in the stand. by the time martin luther king came along, we had already been involved in nonviolent direct action for ten years. >> reporter: a whole nation of people saw themselves and what these athletes were able to accomplish on the field and cheer it, in hopes of having the impact in society? >> absolutely. struggle, you don't have tony dungy hoisting that lombardi trophy. and without that level of dignity and respect, there is no way that they ever look at a barack obama and say, yeah, he could be president. sports need that contribution. >> reporter: edwards says the olympics has been a powerful international platform from jesse owens four gold medals at the 1936 plxs in nazi, germany,
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and he helped organized and still organized in the museum. >> still strong in you? >> absolutely, absolutely. it's history. it's the most iconic sports image of the 20th century. >> reporter: and that history is not lost on 20-year-old simone manuel. and now you're in the same museum of the likes of jesse owens. >> he has done so much for his sport and he's done so much for america. i think i parallel some of that. hopefully, i can live up to that others. >> reporter: this exhibit boasts some 300 objects and six statues which is a tremendous representation of a rich history in sports. it's been said by dr. edwards, this is representative, but not exhaustive or comprehensive in terms of what is actually out there. >> well said. for more for the conversation about the modern day athletes' struggle with j.b. and dr.
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>> we are at an exhibit highlighting contributions to popular culture. good stuff here. ava duvernay. >> it's on continues loop for visitors to see and a significant date in black history and ava's idea. who knew? august 28th, emmett till's kidnapping to march on washington and barack obama accepting his first presidential nomination, happened on august 28th. ava spoke about the exhibit and something else you can find of hers in this building. >> this is a permanent, expansive, like structure that will always be there any time along the national mall, like, in a place of prominence where it stand as, you know, a beacon for all of us. >> reporter: they have quotes all around the museum but one of them is this. it's not about knocking on closed doors, it's about building our own house and having our own door.
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there you are with james baldwin has a quote and there is your quote in the museum. >> okay. well, i haven't seen it and i didn't know about it until you just told me. >> reporter: you didn't know that? >> no. >> reporter: that is a wowser, a ava! >> that is. >> reporter: explain that to us. >> it's about permission. it's for women, it's for people of color and anyone in their life feel constrained toe get permission to be what you want to be and do what you want to do. i said that being a black woman filmmaker and feeling i was knocking on closed doors and nobody was answering. i said i'm going to stop knocking and build my own thing. i'm so thrilled that quote is there! who knows what they could have used. i really believe that. >> our full interview with ava duvernay airs later this month on "cbs this morning." that's why we wanted to talk to her originally about her projects she is doing now.
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august 28th this year was the first time colin kaepernick held a news conference why he is not going to stand for the national anthem. now she says every year she looks at august 28th to see what will happen and i will too. >> build your own as she said in that quote. we should say 40,000 objects now have a home inside this museum and many of them came from american families. >> these are just a few of the prio the museum that is isn'try in the making. i'm jericka duncan. coming up on "cbs this morning," i'll show you some of the personal artifacts that made all
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largest t amererican townn fouoy formrmer slaves s and all throu ththis museum,m, c can you lear ststories of h hundrdreds of gr americans. >> that's right. thousands were represented here by priceless family heirlooms to donated to help the museum share their experiences. target is helping us present this look inside. jericka duncan shows us some of those keepsakes going on display. >> reporter: good morning.
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and thanks to their careful preservation of heirlooms that allow us tond our past and how it connects to where we are today. >> you can pick up this and touch it and know that it was in his hands. now, doesn't tahat send a chill down your back? it. >> reporter:. this freedom paper allowed to the great, great, great elaine thompson. trammell protected his freedom using this tin box, knowing the paper held his only proof that he was no longer someone's property. >> as long as he had this, they could not enslave him. not easily any way. >> reporter: his freedom paper, thompson says, offers an image of who joseph trammell was during a time photos were rare. he was 5'7" in height with
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>> one thing that i was curious about was the scars that they mentioned. probably he was beaten at some point. >> reporter: the tin box is the only one like it here. during our interview, founding director of the museum lonnie bunch, he came by to personally show his appreciation. >> this means a lot to me. really does. >> reporter: nearly 40,000 items were donated. that's more than any other smithsonian museum. pictures, clothing, furniture, jewelry. >> they fill vast silences in the record. >> reporter: curator paul dargulo calls each one of these personal heirlooms treasures. >> these are thingser rye placeable and priceless. >> reporter: they have a way to dig up old wounds. >> my dad flew missions during world war ii.
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50 missions. >> reporter: rosemary donated this jacket, that belonged to her father woodrow wilson crockett. a member of the tuskegee airmen, the first black military personnel allowed to fight in world war ii. >> when they came back from overseas, they came off the liberty ship and there was a sign saying, white this way, color that way. they get back to the same, you would have to bleep that out. a situation that the >> reporter: and sharing that important history to future generations keeps people like rosemary crockett and elaine thompson giving what is left of a story that should never be forgotten. when people look at these painful times and slavery is over, we should move forward, we should quit talking about it. what do you say to that? >> the past is never over,
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>> reporter: and people continue to donate personal items. curators here tell me they are already making plans for this museum to evolve just like history. gayle? >> just like history. thank you, jericka duncan. see more about family heirlooms donated to the museum on our website and that is so interesting they go from nothing to having close to 40,000 artifacts and donated. >> and ongoing process. >> just from here they have share your story which lonnie bunch says if you come here, you can speak into the camera. they are going to build it as part of this larger project. they are going to discover, i think, all of these incredible stories. >> just because it looks this way today doesn't mean it will look this way five years from now. >> absolutely. when african-americans made history, cbs news was there. we dig into the archives to show how we covered those historic
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culture. that is next on "cbs this morning."
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d internet for just $20 a month for one year when bundled with a qualifying home phone plan. speed may not be available in your area. call today. ? ? this has been such a wonderful experience. we are now back underneath the ii. cbs news has, over the years, documented more than a half century of the african-american experience and we are very proud to have most of it retained in our archives with the help of toyota, here are some of those historical highlights. >> i stand here today humbled by the task of force and grateful for the trust you've bestowed and mindful of the sacrifices
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>> more than 200,000 of them came to washington this morning in a kind of climax to a historic spring and summer in the struggle for equal rights. >> we are in a revolution. >> they want their freedom and they want it now. >> a demonstration of progress that is definitely being made. >> at 5'1", rosa parks was an acorn and stood up to an oak tree. ? ? people >> sydney poitrer. >> this is going to do good. >> if it doesn't? >> if it doesn't, i will still do well. >> there it is. a win for the ages! >> the first black quarterback to win a super bowl! >> just won her 20 th match. >> so good. >> i got to believe you feel
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nobody else will. >> do you think you've met those expectations? ? the rocket's red glare ? >> we honor those who work and so we must work. we work would soledad o'brien our children will soar and we will not grow weary because we believe in the guy and we believe in this country's sacred government. >> to do something like this it requires a remarkable group of men and w b so our credit and your credit to them. >> very much so. when you examine here, expect tears at emmett till's cass at any time and soul train costume. i love this quote, i, too, am america, which is in big, bold letters over ourselves and sums it up. >> please come. >> you got to taste what this smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture brings. we will bring you more in the
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good morning everyone. it's 8:55 on monday mortgage, i'm mitt -- morning. i'm britt moreno. the crisis team will be at legacy high school this morning after a terrible deadly bus crash involving the football the bus driver died in the crash. two coaches are critically injured. one seriously hurt. and 15 students have what are described as non-life- threatening injuries. the crash happened at around 4:20 there at the airport. the bus was leaving dia carrying members of the legacy football team as they returned from a game away from c are -- in washington. it's not -- california. it's not clear why but the bus driver made a second lap back to the east end after the
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of the road hitting a bridge support there. there were three bus loads of students and coaches coming back home and investigators are trying to figure out exactly what went wrong. we will have the latest at noon. mayor hancock plans to unveil this year's budget proposal there morning. what that proposal will include today at noon. and mothers and daughters both know breast-feeding can benefit children. well, now health experts reveal two new ways it can help, survival rates. plus, brand new video here from mars. wow. that's cool. what scientists say about these rock formations seen from nasa's curiosity mars rover. and joel hillan is back here on earth in the studio with the traffic. good morning. >> good morning, nothing cool like that out on the roadways, we have a couple of accidents one in the westbound direction of i-70 as you get right near i- 225. and that's backing things up on to i-2 that itself. we've got some new trouble maybe in the tech center just slow in the northbound direction.
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70 as you get near brighton
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58-degrees in denver right now. 61 burlingtop. 68ful grunge and 57 in pagosa springs. satellite and radar some rain and snow down in the southwestern corner and starting the ease up just a bit. we have the chance of more of that later on today we have the possibility of some showers and thunderstorms starting more again down in the southwest shooting up into the denver area and maybe not until the evening hours until after about action, some snow on the central mountains and that will clear overnight tonight if temperatures are going to be much cooler for us today.
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