TR: What’s your most important message to African Americans to know about the document?
RW: I’d encourage them to take any opportunity to view the document themselves.
TR: Why is the experience of seeing it in person important?
RW: It’s very important for people to come see it, particularly young people, because I don’t know how well it’s being taught in school. They get a better perspective of their freedom — how their ancestors toiled during slavery, the impact of their [ancestors’] involvement and being freed and how it impacts [young people] today.