Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Jack Johnson, the First Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion

During Johnson's reign, promoters sought a "Great White Hope" to defeat the flamboyant champion, and his victories were often marred by racial discord

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Ten Objects That Will Help You Understand Latinx History

R2-D2 droid costume featured in the movie

Why Isn't My Favorite Artifact on Display?

The all-star team from Gila River (Arizona) that played at Heart Mountain (Wyoming). Tetsuo Furukawa is in the top row, fourth from the right. (NMAH)

Baseball Behind Barbed Wire