Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery houses an extensive collection of authentic slavery artifacts.
- Iron Slave Shackles used to bound captured Africans
- Bill of Sale documents which reveal how enslaved Africans were bought and sold
- Jim Crow objects that negatively depict Blacks and fanned the fires of bigotry and racism
- Segregation Signs that created separate and unequal spaces
- Exquisite African Sculptures
- Descriptive Text Panels and Images accompany the exhibits
These rare objects demonstrate how different coming to America was for millions of enslaved Africans held in bondage for decades. Unlike immigrants who willingly came to America in search of the "American Dream", for kidnapped Africans it was an "American Nightmare", "Chains versus Choice".
It's important to learn and/or re-learn this period of American history (Not Black History) in order to better understand issues that continue to impact overall society today.
This 45-minute Virtual Tour provides an overview of Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery and its objects that quite frankly tell their own story, informative, guided tours add the historic content. All Ethnicities, Educators, Parents, and Interested Parties are encouraged to view this Virtual Tour (Recommended Starting Age Group 9-10 yo).NOTE: THE MUSEUM REOPENED JANUARY 4, 2021 AFTER THE MANDATED CLOSURE WAS LIFTED. APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED - CALL/TEXT 215-205-4324 OR BOOK-A-TOUR ONLINE
www.lwfsm.com HOURS: TUES-SAT. 10A-4P, SUN. 12P-4P GENERAL ADMISSION: $12
In addition to our Virtual Tour, check out our *Products
, they're great resource materials for educators and parents
*Go to our Website to Purchase these Items - www.lwfsm.com
- (2) Award-Winning Documentary Films - Lest We Forget & My Slave Sister Myself
- "Little Known History Facts Booklet" - Includes 50+ Fascinating History Facts
- PECULIAR RELATIONSHIPS, An Epic Novel by Gwen Ragsdale
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