What objects make up your experience of black…

What objects make up your experience of black history in America?


We’re collecting experiences of lived black history.

hold history. They’re evocative of stories stamped in time. When it opens this
September, the African-American Museum of History and Culture will display
thousands of objects – and their stories – that have shaped African-American

want this Tumblr to be a people’s museum of the objects that have shaped your
and your family’s own history. Send a photo of an object and tell us the story
behind it. Think of the stories connected to a family photo, the backpack of a
child who went to a segregated school, the title to someone’s first home, a
wedding ring. We want to know what objects are meaningful to you, and what they
tell you about black lives in America.

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