Police shootings leave a mark on history

The recent spate of officer-involved shootings are having an impact locally as well.

St. Petersburg, Florida -- “It represents our African American history,” says Terri Lipsey-Scott, the chair of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson museum, the only one of its kind in St. Pete.

“This is the journey of African American struggles falls and rise,” says Lipsey-Scott.

A museum that has photos of the first African American president and books from the civil rights movement.

In years down the road, they believe that there will be another display, one that will display the faces of the men killed recently by police.

Last week, the gazebo in Ohio, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed is now placed in a Chicago museum.

“Hopefully, now, years from now, it will be just that history,” says Lipsey-Scott.

But even if there is change, recent shootings will now always be a part of history.

The museum does have a free museum day on Saturday. The Woodson museum will join with African American Museums across the country for the free day.

Click here for Museum Day ticket.


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