Wesley Morris describes his reactions and feelings during his first visit to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which he dubs the “Blacksonian.” On the lowest level he notes “You can see more than well enough to understand that enslaved labor was foundational for the colonies. . . . the dignity and ingenuity of the workers . . . . Though the labor was evilly got and cruelly maintained, the laborers were innovators, creators and artisans.