|Lonnie Bunch - Curator|
African-American Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC
“I, too, am America.” Langston Hughes
|FREEDOM BELL - FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN WILLIAMSBURG, VA|
|L-R: Ex-First Lady Laura Bush, President George Bush, First Lady Michele Obama, and|
President Barack Obama
Over 36,000 artifacts, such as the Slave Cabin, Emmett Till Casket and Chuck Berry's Red Cadillac below.
August 28, 1955, Money, MS
Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American teenager who was lynched in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, and visiting relatives in Money, a small town in the Mississippi Delta region.
|Chuck Berry's Red Cadillac|