African American Museums Help Preserve An Often Ignored History

An 1808 Certificate of Freedom for “Negro Betsey,” a slave who lived in Frederick, Maryland. Harriet Tubman’s bible and the shawl given to her by Queen Victoria. Emmett Till’s casket. These artifacts could be found in any historical museum in the United States. But these authentic objects are part of the collections of African American

THE FIGHT TO PRESERVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

AMERICAN CHRONICLES FEBRUARY 3, 2020 ISSUE Activists and preservationists are changing the kinds of places that are protected—and what it means to preserve them. By Casey Cep January 27, 2020 No one knows what happened to Gabriel’s body. Born into slavery the year his country declared its freedom, he trained as a plantation blacksmith and