Collins’ Family Bible

Bible documenting the family and lineage of Richard Collins

Bible documenting the family and lineage of Richard Collins.
Gift of Richard Allen Collins-Diggs, Thanks Grandpa, Mom, Carlotta, Denise, Diane.

Some of the museum’s most treasured objects come from families. These objects arrive steeped in family lore that provide many layers of meaning and offer new insights into the past. When Richard Collins-Diggs gave us this family Bible, he told us how his grandfather “was never a slave,” even if his slave holders would insist otherwise. Thanks to individuals like Collins-Diggs, we are able to see the past in new ways.