National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA

Storey, Alice (2023) National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA. In: 50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447362197

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Abstract

The Smithsonian in Washington D.C., USA is the “world’s largest museum, education, and research complex” (Smithsonian Institution 2021). You may think of it as a must-see tourist attraction when in the USA, rather than a ‘dark destination.’ Yet, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery houses a collection about the ‘Scottsboro Boys,’ who were involved in an infamous death penalty case marred with racial discrimination and multiple wrongful convictions. This chapter discusses the case of the Scottsboro Boys as exhibited by the National Portrait Gallery, and the concerning trend of history repeating itself through the modern-day death penalty in the USA.

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Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an extract/chapter published in 50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism. Details of the definitive published version and how to purchase it are available online at: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/50-dark-destinations
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17 January 2023Published
Subjects: CAH16 - law > CAH16-01 - law > CAH16-01-01 - law
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Alice Storey
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2022 13:32
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 13:32
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13292

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