Artifacts at the forthcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture come from many states. Among them:
South Carolina Slave tags, made of copper alloy, worn around the neck on a string or chain with the wearers duties and the year stamped on them. They were worn by slaves who were rented out to other homes or plantations to perform certain tasks, such as servant or porter.
Texas The pen used by President Lyndon Johnson to sign the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, on loan from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin.
Kentucky U.S. Colored Troops flag of the 12th Regiment U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, Camp Nelson, Ky., representing African-American soldiers who fought for the Union in the Civil War. It is on display at the Museum of American History.
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