"This museum is not just a black history story," said Frank Smith, founder and director of the museum and nearby African American Civil War memorial. "It's an American story of a country that changed ... how people were recognized in the United States."
"The big problem is CCA tries to cut corners in every possible way. They short-staff, they don't fix equipment, and things just get more and more out of control, and that's what leads to these riots. It's just about maximizing short-term profits," he said.