Smithsonian Museum Wants Trayvon Martin Hoodie

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 11:55 PM

By Matthew Auerbach

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If Lonnie Busch gets his wish, the hoodie Trayvon Martin was wearing the night of his fatal shooting will eventually be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History, the Washington Times reports.

Busch, the museum’s director, said Martin’s hooded sweatshirt is a unique “artifact” that would no doubt prompt a deeper discussion about race in America.

“It became the symbolic way to talk the Trayvon Martin case,” Busch said.

“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.”

Bunch hopes to come into possession of the hoodie after the Justice Department finishes its civil rights investigation.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is scheduled to open its doors in 2015 and will feature objects related to the Civil Rights Movement.

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