The NMAAHC Robert F. Smith History Center presents renowned historian Tiya A. Miles in a discussion of her latest work. All That She Carried documents and interprets the life of Ashley's sack, an object handed down through three generations of Black women and later displayed at the National Museum of African American History & Culture. As she follows the sack's journey, Miles metaphorically unpacks the bag, deepening its emotional resonance and exploring the meanings and significance of everything it contained, and crafts extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives. All That She Carried is a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award.    Photo credit: Random House

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