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Deborah Watts, co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, spoke with Roland Martin about her family's contribution to the NMAAHC.

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington is just days away and it still needs your help.

This September, a small exhibit honoring Bill Cosby will go on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibit is titled "Taking Shape," and focuses on African-American representation on television in the 20th century. To encompass this history, Cosby's 1964 comedy record I Started Out as a Child, an I Spy comic book, and video clips from the program and clips from The Cosby Show have been added to the exhibit.

Pamela Alexander of Ford Motors Fund donated $1 million to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History. The announcement was made at the 2014 Essence Festival in New Orleans.