How to secure $12 million in museum funding in one easy step

Step 1: Get $12 million from Oprah Winfrey.

All levity aside, this museum is going to feature some fantastic artifacts:

Some of the highlights of the collection include a lace shawl owned by abolitionist Harriet Tubman; a Jim Crow-era segregated railroad car; slave rebellion leader Nat Turner’s Bible; and the glass-topped casket that held the body of 14-year-old Emmett Till, whose 1955 murder in Mississippi for whistling at a white woman helped spark the civil rights movement.

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3 responses to “How to secure $12 million in museum funding in one easy step

  1. As a matter of curiosity, the Till casket is available because after his remains were exhumed several years ago as part of a new investigation, they were reburied in a new casket. The original one was was found in a storage shed later, when the cemetery was being investigated for some really hideous mishandling of (other) remains, re-selling occupied plots, etc. Ugly business, all around.

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