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Tara Burghart, AP, January 20, 2008

Evelyn Johnson’s father has never liked talking about his time in the Army during World War II. He was angry that black servicemen like him fought for freedom overseas only to come home to face discrimination, she says.

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On Saturday, Johnson learned how to best preserve the box full of letters — written in pencil, still folded in their original envelopes — at an event organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Held in collaboration with the Chicago Public Library, the daylong event featured classes where attendees could learn how to safely handle and preserve photos, clothing, textiles, collectibles, books and paper items.

The program was the first in a Smithsonian series called “Save Our African American Treasures.” Similar events are planned for Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Attendees also were able to meet one-on-one with conservation experts, similar to the PBS show “Antiques Roadshow.” However, the emphasis was not on financial worth, but cultural and historical significance.

Wearing cotton gloves, the conservation experts dispensed advice on preserving more than 100 items.

Some of the items included a cap worn by a sleeping-car porter working for the Pullman Co. and a gold-colored pin given to a top saleswoman by Madam C.J. Walker, a black entrepreneur who built a fortune by developing and marketing hair care and beauty products to African-American women in the early 1900s.

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Lonnie Bunch III, the museum’s founding director, said he came up with the idea for the event while thinking about how the museum will build its collection. The museum, created by an act of Congress in 2003, is to be built on a site on the National Mall in Washington, with construction expected to be completed in 2015.

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Bunch said some items examined during the “African American Treasures” events might eventually get into the museum’s collection. He would particularly love to find a uniform worn by a soldier during the early period of World War I, or signage related to segregation.

But he also wants people with historical items — if no one in the family is interested in caring for them — to consider donating them to local libraries, museums and institutions where they could become part of a research collection.

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(Posted on January 23, 2008)

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White people have no history worth saving?

Posted by St. Louis CofCC Blogmeister at 6:09 PM on January 23


Why “preserve” such a history when one can make grandiose claims about “the Egyptians, Vikings, Native Americans, Chinese” etc being black based on historical misinterpretations, inaccuracy etc?

Posted by Obscuratus at 6:33 PM on January 23


If you research the claims of blacks using patent searches you find that 99% of what they claim is a hoax What good is a black museum with nothing in it?

Posted by tommy boy at 6:57 PM on January 23


As far as I can tell the only thing ever invented by blacks it THE EXCUSE

Posted by tommy boy at 6:58 PM on January 23


Instead of wasting millions of dollars in taxpayer money to construct this museum on the National Mall, we could offer narrated bus tours thru the city of Detroit.

There, comfortably seated behind bullet proof glass, with a police escort in tow, we could all marvel at the rich history and wonderful culture of African Americans.


Posted by Timothy1968 at 7:07 PM on January 23


I live in Northern Virginia and go to the Smithsonian frequently. The National Gallery of Art and the Air & Space Museums are basically White History & Culture celebrations in my eyes. The Black Pandering Museum will look pretty poor in comparison! It can’t be worse than the Native American Museum, though - other than a fantastic cafeteria, the Indians screwed up royally with that convoluted waste of space.

The year the black museum opens will be a GREAT year to visit the Natural History Museum at the Smithsonian, which is usually overrun with public school “students” on field trips. All the obnoxious DC school kids will be bussed over to the Black museum instead, and the rest of us can finally look at dinosaur bones in peace.

In fact, I plan to spend Martin Luther King Day 2015 (the symbolic D-Day of the new Black Pandering Museum) at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum. There is NO CHANCE there will be any “urban students” at looking at pictures of white astronauts that day!

Posted by Jill at 7:19 PM on January 23


“Evelyn Johnson’s father has never liked talking about his time in the Army during World War II.

Funny, neither did my grandfather, and it wasn’t because he wasn’t allowed to eat with certain people who did not want him near them in the first place.

Posted by Guillaume at 7:44 PM on January 23


Sigh…another case of white pandering.

Now I know some may argue, “Oh let them have their fun…what harm does it do? Where is your generosity of spirit?” Well there are four reasons this is offensive to whites, or at least should be:

1. It will be primarily funded by white taxpayers.

2. It will be another monument to white guilt (little or no mention of black slaveholders, and certainly no mention of the fact that blacks sold fellow Africans into slavery in the first place). Every exhibit will have something about how blacks were oppressed here there or somewhere else.

3. It will deliberately perpetuate falsehoods, like the traffic light was invented by a black man, etc. If we are concerned about educating our young people, then the perpetuation of deliberate falsehoods is certainly something to be angry about.

4. Where is the white history museum? Before anyone argues that “all the other museums in Washington are white history museums,” that is the biggest insult to blacks of all. Although there is some truth to that argument, we’re certainly not allowed to call them that.

Posted by Tim in Indiana at 9:44 PM on January 23


I’m wondering how that will work out. They tried to get an African-American museum started around here, and there was always the problem of lack of funds, funds disappearing, constant in-fighting as to who was in charge, etc.
I haven’t heard about any progess (or lack thereof) in a long time.

Posted by kitty at 9:51 PM on January 23


The Mormon prophet Brigham Young on the appearence of Africans:

“Cain slew his brother….and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the FLAT NOSE AND BLACK SKIN…
(Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, pages 290-291)

From a Mormon Publication:

“Their skin is quite black, their hair woolly and black, THEIR INTELLIGENCE STUNTED, and they appear never to have arisen from the most savage state of barbarism.” The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 3, page 157)

Posted by stevepearsonnl at 10:36 PM on January 23


I kind of like the idea of showing people how to preserve old family treasures and think this is a good program for everybody now what’s the best way for me to keep great-great grandpas white moon battle flag of Virginia volunteers?

Posted by pat at 12:08 AM on January 24


Let’s see. They want us to do away with stereotype representations of blacks but they’re going to amass a museum full of ‘racist’ iconography.

Will it be a celebration of black heritage or a condemnation? I can see both extremes of the black community fighting over what the exhibits should be, how they’re to be presented, and how they should be interpreted. This will be the razors edge of political correctness infighting.

Posted by sbuffalonative at 12:24 AM on January 24


Hey St. Louis CofCC Blogmeister, white people have a lot more saved history than black people. Have you ever been to the Smithsonian? I have my race’s (white) history in the US saved so why can’t black people?

Posted by david at 1:19 AM on January 24


Somehow, I have the feeling that white diversity liberals will be the main patrons of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Of course, mixed public school student groups will file through the museum for “enrichment.” I doubt the black masses will ever come, except for a few well educated black people — W.E.Dubois’ “talented tenth.”

Posted by Sardonicus at 7:54 AM on January 24


“I have my race’s (white) history in the US saved so why can’t black people?”

Because it would be the very definition of Racism.

The truth of the matter is blacks are already overrepresented, not in our history museums, but in museums such as the Inventers Hall of Fame in Akron, OH. Do you believe they aren’t? I have no problems with this at all, personally. I do, personally, have a problem with ‘museums’ pushing a black-achievement/white-guilt agenda. That would be another example of blatant racism. Perhaps you should catalog that

Posted by at 11:11 AM on January 24


My uncle was at the Battle of the Bulge and black truck drivers had to be threatened with death to drive into the danger areas, either die here by us or dodge the Germans.

It works both ways, he never talked much about the War, just a few isolated incidents detailed, but he did avoid blacks his entire life.

He loathed blacks more than the Germans and the battle where he left a leg.

Posted by jdavis at 11:48 AM on January 24


This museum’s main affect will be the crushing of the hopes of millions of East coast public school students hoping for that end of the year field trip to the zoo or that wacky science museum with orbs of electricity that make your hair stand up.

Posted by at 12:06 PM on January 24


The true legacy of black soldiers during WWII: Interestingly, even though there were relatively few black soldiers, with almost all of them serving in non-combat roles, the vast majority of claims of rape, murder, etc. made by civilians during the American occupation of Europe were against black soldiers.

Posted by at 12:46 PM on January 24



Here, at no charge, is my donation to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Don’t thank me — thank the African-American community of Minneapolis:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Jqgr4UUqdNg

WARNING: Foul language makes this one NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

Posted by The Incredible Shrinking White Man at 1:07 PM on January 24


This and all museums should be built and supported by private investment and admission fees, not taxes or any other funds extracted without the consent of the extractee. That would take care of this nonsense. I don’t think the average black would pay to see a porter’s cap any more than I would.

Posted by at 1:27 PM on January 24


Instead of wasting millions of dollars in taxpayer money to construct this museum on the National Mall, we could offer narrated bus tours thru the city of Detroit.

There, comfortably seated behind bullet proof glass, with a police escort in tow, we could all marvel at the rich history and wonderful culture of African Americans.

Posted by Timothy1968 at 7:07 PM on January 23

The irony is that there is a promoter that offers ghetto tours in Chicago.


Posted by at 9:30 AM on January 25


https://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0118081def1.html

Follow the above link to read about another pathological Black mess. He is charged with DEFECATING on people’s clothes in a laundry. A sicko like him would be a prime story/biography for that Black History Museum.

Posted by Fed Up at 5:47 PM on January 25


They must not forget to include this:
https://www33.brinkster.com/iiiii/inventions/

Posted by at 3:51 AM on January 27



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