National Museum of African American History and Culture

This souvenir book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

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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National Museum of African American History and Culture
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Nat'l Museum African American Hist/Cult
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-27 - Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

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
Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Daniel H. Olson, Maximiliano E. Korstanje
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-21 - Publisher: CABI

In recent years there has been a growth in both the practice and research of dark tourism; the phenomenon of visiting sites of tragedy or disaster. Expanding on this trend, this book examines dark tourism through the new lens of pilgrimage. It focuses on dark tourism sites as pilgrimage destinations,
Keywords for African American Studies
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Erica R. Edwards, Roderick A. Ferguson, Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-27 - Publisher: NYU Press

A new vocabulary for African American Studies As the longest-standing interdisciplinary field, African American Studies has laid the foundation for critically analyzing issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within the academy and beyond. This volume assembles the keywords of this field for the first time, exploring not only the history
Issues in African American Music
Language: en
Pages: 418
Authors: Portia K. Maultsby, Mellonee V. Burnim
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-26 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race, Representation is a collection of twenty-one essays by leading scholars, surveying vital themes in the history of African American music. Bringing together the viewpoints of ethnomusicologists, historians, and performers, these essays cover topics including the music industry, women and gender, and music
Let Your Motto Be Resistance
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Deborah Willis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-01 - Publisher: Smithsonian

A companion to the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture traces 150 years of U.S. history through the lives of eminent leaders, in a volume of detailed portraits featuring such figures as Henry Highland Garnet, Paul Robeson, and Langston Hughes.