Earlier this week Cheryl Holloway Visited the New African American Museum
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is 400.000 square feet of history, and more than you can see in one visit with over 36,000 artifacts.
It jogs the elder’s memory and gives the youth something to think about—what happened in the past. Some exhibits take your words and breath away—like the slave ships—while other exhibits you just can’t stop talking about—like the slave shackles for adults, children and even babies.
There are 3 sets of Slave Shackles in this display. Please look closely at the very tiny baby set at the very top.
You saw important objects of the past—segregation counters and segregated trains. There were thousands of pictures of people you heard of and people you hadn’t—like Moms Mabley, Ethel Waters, Sidney Poitier, Zora Neale Hurston. Amiri Baraka, Niki Giovanni, Stokely Carmichael, and August Wilson. There were many sections of history and we only made it to two sections, vowing to return to take in more history, as soon as possible.
An extra delight was the impeccable taste and food selection in the Sweet Home Café. It was expensive, but, in my opinion, worth every dollar.
I only took a few pictures and you already know they had to do with writing and books. Here they are:
Phillis Wheatley, Poet
Phillis Wheatley Book of Poems
Note: Clip art and photos are compliments of the Internet and Cheryl Holloway.
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