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Trayvon Martin's hoodie: Will it go on display at museum?
« on: August 01, 2013, 06:05:21 am »
SHOULD Trayvon's hoodie go on display?

(CBS News) A museum director at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., said she would be interested in acquiring a symbolic and recent piece of American history.

Trayvon Martin's hoodie - the sweatshirt he was wearing the night he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. - "became the symbolic way to talk [about] the Trayvon Martin case," Lonnie Bunch, the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, told The Washington Post.

As legal proceedings have come to an end, the hoodie is likely back in the hands of the Sanford Police Department and Trayvon Martin's family will be given a chance to claim it.

Wall Street Journal art reporter Kelly Crow told CBS News that, despite the intrigue, it is unlikely that museums will be clamoring over the hoodie, due to the sensitivities surrounding the case.

"I think the art world probably wouldn't be lining up to display this tomorrow because it could be seen as a little exploitative," Crow said.

If put on display at the African American History Museum - which is currently under construction - the hoodie would join a collection that includes the handcuffs used on Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates as well as artifacts belonging to Harriet Tubman and date back to the days of slavery and the underground railroad, CBS News' Chip Reid reports.
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Доверяй, но проверяй

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Re: Trayvon Martin's hoodie: Will it go on display at museum?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 04:06:40 pm »

Is there a website or address where someone can donate directly to Trayvon's parents?