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These images were taken at the National Geographic Museum's exhibit: AMERICA I AM; THE AFRICAN AMERICAN IMPRINT (http://www.americaiam.org/Pages/home.aspx).

The exhibit continues until May 1, 2011 at the Nat'l Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. (http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/locations/center/museum/).

Featuring over 200 arifacts and celebrating nearly 500 years of African American history and contributions to the United States, the exhibit is a wonderful accomplishment and educational experience.

Diane and I are proud to have been invited to enjoy and photograph the collection and displays.

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'AMERICA I AM: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN IMPRINT' EXHIBITION

'AMERICA I AM: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN IMPRINT' EXHIBITION

African travel to America began approx 500 years ago.

African travel to America began approx 500 years ago.

President Truman ended segregation in the Armed Forces

President Truman ended segregation in the Armed Forces

Before segregation ended

Before segregation ended

Yoruba Epa mask

Yoruba Epa mask

Senufo chief helmet mask: Mali, West Africa

Senufo chief helmet mask: Mali, West Africa

European Long Gun

European Long Gun

Volume and Direction of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Volume and Direction of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Pistol similar to that used on slave ships to put down slave mutinies.

Pistol similar to that used on slave ships to put down slave mutinies.

Iron coffle chains were attached to people's necks, ankles or wrists forcing them to move in line together.

Iron coffle chains were attached to people's necks, ankles or wrists forcing them to move in line together.

Branding iron used in Africa to mark a trader's slave.

Branding iron used in Africa to mark a trader's slave.

Gourd Banjo

Gourd Banjo

Communal Trough from the Whitney Planation in Wallace, LA.

Communal Trough from the Whitney Planation in Wallace, LA.

Early clothing

Early clothing

Revolutionary Inkwell replica used the Second Continental Congress

Revolutionary Inkwell replica used the Second Continental Congress

"Free pass" letter replica attesting that Frederick Douglass was a free man.

"Free pass" letter replica attesting that Frederick Douglass was a free man.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Inkstand

Harriet Beecher Stowe Inkstand

Spin Gin removed seeds from cotton and spun it into thread.

Spin Gin removed seeds from cotton and spun it into thread.

Whites only railroad sign from the 1930's

Whites only railroad sign from the 1930's