National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Souvenir Book

By | December 26, 2017
National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Souvenir Book Author National Museum of African American History and Culture (Us)
ISBN-10 158834570X
ISBN-13 9781588345707
Year 2016-09-27
Pages 64
Language English
Publisher Smithsonian Books
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This souvenir book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture s collections These include a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved people on ships during the Middle Passage a dress that Rosa Parks was making shortly before she was arrested a vintage open cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane Muhammad Ali s headgear an 1835 Bill of Sale enslaving a young girl named Polly and Chuck Berry s Cadillac These objects tell us the full story of African American history of triumphs and tragedies and highs and lows This book like the museum it represents uses artifacts of African American history and culture as a lens into what it means to be an American

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