The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC celebrates its first anniversary this week.
It took a century to get it built – a salute to the history, culture and achievements of America’s almost 40 million black people.
Fittingly, it was the Obamas who opened it along with George W Bush, who had signed off on the project.
Its opening could have heralded a new era, a departure from the racism of the past.
But it hasn’t.
In the past 12 months, the US has had perhaps its most divisive election, there’s a new man in the White House and racist violence and hate crimes are on the rise.
So, what’s behind this spike in hate crimes?
Presenter: Martine Dennis
Daryl Johnson – Author, Rightwing Resurgence
Day Gardener – President, National Black Pro-Life Union
Corey Saylor – Director, Department to Monitor & Combat Islamophobia, Council on American-Islamic Relations