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The NHD @ NMAAHC Collection Connection Grid 2017: Taking a Stand in History

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Welcome to the National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection Grid for the 2017 NHD Theme!

Below are some objects and videos to help you explore the 2017 NHD theme: Taking a Stand in History. These objects will help you consider the perspective of the African American experience in history.

These objects may help you form an idea for a project topic or they may help to expand the narrative of your selected project. Click on the text icon for possible project connections and/or the hotspots to reveal object questions to spark your curiosity.

The artifact questions should encourage viewers to think and explore the history of the object or video on their own!

Frederick Douglass

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tin box handmade and carried by Joseph Trammell to hold freedom papers

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Money box used by Bishop Richard Allen

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

Bible belonging to Nat Turner

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th 1870

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Fugitive Slave, (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

A Ride for Liberty - The Fugitive Slaves, (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Wooden drum used on the Sea Islands, South Carolina.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

United States Colored Troops Flag

National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Carte-de-visite of a sailor named Jim

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Identification tag for Civil War soldier Qualls Tibbs

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Broadside for "Men of Color" Recruitment

National Museum of African American History and Culture

A stereographic postcard of Howard University in the late 19th century

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Cabinet card of Sojourner Truth

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Troop A, Ninth U.S. Cavalry -- Famous Indian Fighters

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Booker T. Washington

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

National Portrait Gallery

Banner for Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photographic postcard with photos of Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Keepsake pocket bank for the National Negro Memorial

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Marian Anderson in Concert

Smithsonian Channel

The Homesteader

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Love Will Find a Way

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The New Negro

National Portrait Gallery

The Way of Life of the Northern Negro: Untitled

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Uniform cap owned by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Dorie Miller

National Portrait Gallery

The Tuskegee Red-Tail Angels

Smithsonian Channel

National Sports Vol. VII No. 7

National Museum of African American History and Culture

News clipping of a photo of women and children with voter registration signs

National Museum of African American History and Culture

James Baldwin, Istanbul 1964

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Program from the March on Washington

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Walking

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Black and white poster of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Gordon Parks

National Portrait Gallery

Boombox used by Public Enemy

National Museum of African American History and Culture