The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit, Michigan -- one of the largest museums of black history in the country--has introduced a new, permanent exhibit called "And Still We Rise," retracing the black experience through time and space.
Bryan Walls, a 58-year-old retired dentist and the great-great-grandson of John Freeman Walls, runs the museum with his uncles, Allen and Winston. "This is a ministry of reconciliation being made concrete through history," Bryan Walls says. "On the Underground Railroad, good people -- black and white -- worked together in harmony for freedom."
The center of the movement was Second Baptist Church, "an unassuming building in what is now known as Greektown," founded in 1836 as the city's first black congregation.