This keepsake ebook showcases essentially the most influential and demanding treasures of the nationwide Museum of African American background and Culture's collections. those contain a hymn publication owned via Harriet Tubman; ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved humans on ships in the course of the center Passage; a gown that Rosa Parks was once making presently prior to she used to be arrested; a classic, open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen coach airplane; Muhammad Ali's headgear; an 1835 invoice of Sale enslaving a tender lady named Polly; and Chuck Berry's Cadillac. those items let us know the total tale of African American historical past, of triumphs and tragedies and highs and lows. This ebook, just like the museum it represents, makes use of artifacts of African American background and tradition as a lens into what it potential to be an American.
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