For the team who put their sweat equity into this renovation, this has been a labor of love and it shows.
Many of the new exhibits are interactive and offer a more immersive, emotionally hard-hitting experience than before.
Included in the new displays are depictions of shackled men on a slave ship.
Another exhibit replicates the room where the U.S. Supreme Court heard the landmark 1954 case Brown v. the Board of Education.
That ruling made racial segregation in schools illegal.
Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.