Thursday, December 22, 2016

How to Build a Museum by Tonya Bolden

It took a century, but the hope for a National Museum of African American History and Culture to be built in our nation's capitol has finally come to pass.

The story of how it all happened is captured by the wonderful Tonya Bolden in How to Build a Museum with her typical fine writing and abundant photographs. Just think: the museum is located on the National Mall, a site that once oversaw holding pens for African slaves about to be sent to the Deep South.

The museum collection includes a whole segregated train car from the 1920's, a shawl worn by Harriet Tubman and much more, driving home fact that African-American history is all of our history. I can't wait to get to DC and see it for myself.

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