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The Smithsonian Is Interested in Acquiring Trayvon Martin’s Hoodie

In an interview The Washington Post, the director of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture said he would like for the hoodie worn by Trayvon Martin the night was shot to be displayed at the museum. The new museum, which is currently under construction on the national Mall and is due to open in 2015, has already collected other pieces from notable legal cases, including a guard tower from the infamous Angola State Penitentiary and the handcuffs used in the police confrontation with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Museum director Lonnie Bunch told the Post, “It became the symbolic way to talk the Trayvon Martin case. It’s rare that you get one artifact that really becomes the symbol. Because it’s such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama” …

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