Museum asking public to help build collection for major exhibition on African American history | Business Insider

A major exhibition on 400 years of African–American history—from the arrival of the first Africans in English North America in 1619 to the present day—is in the planning stages at Richmond’s Virginia Museum of History and Culture. The exhibition will open in June 2019.

The museum is asking for the public’s help to build the collection to better preserve the complex experience of African–Americans in Virginia. Items of interest are those that represent African–American achievements in Virginia politics, business and in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Items or materials related to life under Jim Crow segregation, the Civil Rights movement, expressions of black pride, and…

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