Black history museum gets artifacts from Harriet TubmanBreaking News
CBS News correspondent Chip Reid got a first look at some of the priceless artifacts the museum will hold.
Charles Blockson, 78, has been collecting African and African-American artifacts for more than 50 years. The high point came just last year when he inherited 39 items that belonged to Harriet Tubman. Born into slavery, she escaped, but returned to the South nearly 20 times leading hundreds of others to freedom on what came to be known as the Underground Railroad.Some of Charles Blockson's ancestors were rescued by Tubman.
"When I first received (her artifacts), I was surprised, shocked. Nearly every item I picked up I started to cry, the tears just, my emotional armor erupted," Blockson said.
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