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NHD at NMAAHC Collection Connection Grid 2019: Triumph and Tragedy in History

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Welcome to the National Museum of African American History and Culture's Collection Connection Grid for National History Day 2019!

Below is an assortment of selected documents, images, objects and videos that highlight the African American experience in relation to the 2019 NHD theme: Triumph and Tragedy in History. Use these items as inspiration for a project topic, or use the items to help expand your research on a topic you have already selected.  This collection is designed to be self-guided by students and educators participating in National History Day.

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NHD at NMAAHC 2019

NMAAHC Education

Ann Zingha, Queen of Matamba

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

Box

National Museum of African Art

Manilla

National Museum of African Art

Sugar Bowl

National Museum of American History

Wage book for the slave trading ship Fox captained by Robert Mitchell

National Museum of African American History and Culture

George Washington and His Family

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Charleston slave badge from 1801 for Mechanic No. 108

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Close of the Battle or the Champion Triumphant

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Money box used by Bishop Richard Allen

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Cradle made by an enslaved person

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Bed frame designed by Henry Boyd

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Pass for free woman Harriet Lawson to visit her husband, Caleb

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Slave Market of America (1836)

Library of Congress

Servants at a Pump

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Cinqué

National Portrait Gallery

Broadside for the sale of enslaved persons and other property of William Bland

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Map of the Hydrographical Basin of the Upper Mississippi River

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Freedom papers and handmade tin carrying box belonging to Joseph Trammell

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Albumen print of enslaved women and their children near Alexandria, Virginia

National Museum of African American History and Culture

A Ride for Liberty - The Fugitive Slaves [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Ambrotype of Qualls Tibbs, 5th Sergeant, 27th U.S.C.T., Camp Delaware, Ohio

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lithographic print of Hiram Revels

National Museum of African American History and Culture

American Sketches: A Negro Congregation at Washington

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Songs, Sketch of the Life of Blind Tom

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Silk lace and linen shawl given to Harriet Tubman by Queen Victoria

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Views of Thomasville and Vicinity: 44 Weighing Cotton

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

National Portrait Gallery

Pinback button featuring Willie Simms

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Medal for United Spanish War Veterans

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Albumen print of mebers of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photographic postcard of Lawrence McVey in uniform

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Uniform cap owned by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Banner for Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Clock used by the Citizen's Savings and Trust Company

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Y. & M. V. R. R. Station Cary, Miss. 5-1-27

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Film poster for The Exile

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Rope used to lynch Matthew Williams

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Guard tower from Camp H at Angola Prison

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ruins of the Tulsa Race Riot 6-1-21

National Museum of African American History and Culture

George Washington Carver

National Portrait Gallery

Fan advertising the American Beach Negro Ocean Playground

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Negroes and the War

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Keep Us Flying!

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Bronze Venus

National Portrait Gallery

["Sweethearts" on tour. Black-and-white photoprint.]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Handkerchief with World War II Double V campaign design

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ebony Mag[azine] Gold Star Wives [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miss (Lt.) Alma Jackson [acetate film photonegative, ca. 1945]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Spreading calipers used by Dr. Montague Cobb

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Joe Louis with wife and others, mid-1950s

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Behold Thy Son

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Newspaper clipping of women distributing voter registration pamphlets

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Dress designed by Ann Lowe

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Electric guitar belonging to Chuck Berry, nicknamed "Maybellene"

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Souvenir program for Wilma Rudolph Day

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Stained glass rosette shard from the 16th Street Baptist Church

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Trapped

National Museum of African American History and Culture

#APeoplesJourney: From Sit-Ins To Wade-Ins

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Big Swamp Creek

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Straw hat worn during the 1966 March Against Fear

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral: King Family and Friends

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Chromogenic print of an aerial view of Resurrection City

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Night scene at campfire - Resurrection City, Wash, D.C. - 1968

National Museum of African American History and Culture

James Baldwin by His Typewriter, Istanbul 1966

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Huey Newton, Black Panther Minister of Defense

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jimi Hendrix

National Portrait Gallery

Flyer advertising student strike against the Vietnam War

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lobby card for the film Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Women! Free Our Sisters

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lunchbox and thermos featuring Diahann Carroll from the sitcom Julia

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Button declaring "Black is Beautiful"

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Pinback button promoting Malcolm-X Day

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Pinback button for the Shirley Chisholm presidential campaign

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Film poster for Cooley High

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Poster for African Liberation Day

National Museum of African American History and Culture

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Middle-Class Blacks

National Portrait Gallery

NASA flight jacket owned by Charles Bolden

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Vyse Ave at East 178th St, Bronx, N.Y, June 1980

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Female Rappers, Class of '88

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Red dress designed by Diane von Furstenberg and worn by Whitney Houston

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tupac Shakur

National Portrait Gallery

Rescue basket used during Hurricane Katrina

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Increase Risk with Emotional Faith

National Museum of African American History and Culture

New Age of Slavery

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Katherine Johnson, Hampton, Virginia

National Museum of African American History and Culture