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The National Museum of African American History Culture: A Souvenir Book
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The National Museum of African American History & Culture: A Souvenir Book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections. These include a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman; ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved people on ships during the Middle Passage; a dress that Rosa Parks was making shortly before she was arrested; a vintage, open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane; Muhammad Ali's headgear; an 1835 Bill of Sale enslaving a young girl named Polly; and Chuck Berry's Cadillac. These objects tell us the full story of African American history, of triumphs and tragedies and highs and lows.
This book, representing the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture, uses artifacts of African American history and culture as a lens into what it means to be an American.
Paperback, 64 Pages, 155 Color Illustrations; 6" x 6".

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By Andy
December 28, 2016
"Pictures and articles are very good. This is an excellent introduction to the museum and its offerings."
By Culture Vulture
Elmhurst, New York
December 13, 2016
"This souvenir book is a good "second best" to the heftier "Begin With the Past." The photography is excellent, accompanied by clear explanations of the objects. Its portability and ease of use make this souvenir book a suitable gift."
By Museum Lover
Durham, NC
November 30, 2016
"I bought this souvenir book to share with my family before we visited the museum. It generated a short list of artifacts to seek during our two-day visit. On the night between visits, I reviewed the book again to make sure I knew what to look for on my last day. We will return to this museum again in the future, but it was important to maximize our experience on this first visit. This small book helped us do it, and it was light weight enough to take along for the walk from our hotel to the NMAAHC and throughout our visit."
By TXD123330
Garland, TX
October 31, 2016
"I have shared this with everyone I know!"
By Beatrix
October 22, 2016
"Excellent information and photography. Great preview of actual visit. And a memorable souvenneir of the visit. Got a couple for gifts."