Am I Not a Woman and A Sister

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Am I Not A Woman And A Sister glass embossing seal by unidentified artist after Josiah Wedgwood, 19th century? Anti-slavery coins and emblems like this, most often of a male...

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Dungeon doors from Cape Coast Castle

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Dungeon doors from Cape Coast Castle, where captive Africans were housed under lock and key, sometimes for months at a time, awaiting ships that would take them to the New World....

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Jail Cell Door Key

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Jail Cell Door Key from the Birmingham cell where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held following the 1963 Birmingham campaigns. His Letter from Birmingham Jail was authored from...

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Rosa Parks Fingerprint Card

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Rosa Parks Fingerprint Card In 1955, Rosa Parks was riding on a crowded bus in Montgomery, Alabama. when she refused to give up her seat to a white man, the bus driver had her...

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This exhibit traces the indelible imprint African Americans have made on America. Their stories – some familiar, many surprising – are inseparable from the story of America itself. An interactive area allows visitors to leave their own video “imprints,” a collection that will grow throughout the tour with the potential to become the...

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