National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Jordan Scholarship Fund donated two family artifacts to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). 


The items on permanent display are a money box owned by the founder of the AME church, Bishop Richard Allen  (1760–1831), and a writing slate that belonged to AME Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner (1835-1923). The Allen money box is housed in the Slavery and Freedom exhibit and the Tanner slate in the Making a Way Out of No Way exhibit.

Allen Money Box (top), Tanner Slate (bottom)

Allen Money Box

Tanner Writing Slate