"Bill Cosby Green Screen Video Challenge" to Drive Individual Donations for U.S. National Slavery Museum on www.eightbucks.org
-- $8 is the shape both of shackles (the symbol of slavery) and, if turned on its side, of infinite freedom. -- $8 is a reasonable sum of money that allows every American to be a part of this incredible project. -- $8 buys recognition for millions of enslaved African Americans who helped build America. -- $8 will help remove shackles that still divide our nation and replace them with a new symbol for a more united America.In addition, a donation of $8 will be rewarded with admittance to the Museum's exclusive opening preview. About the United States National Slavery Museum Located in Fredericksburg, Va., on 38 acres along the Rappahannock River, the USNSM will be the first and only museum in the U.S. aimed at exclusively telling the story of slavery in America. The museum will offer 100,000 +/- square feet of permanent and temporary exhibit space, including a full-scale replica of a slave ship. Its exhibits will be driven by the most cutting-edge, high-tech audiovisuals, including a 450-seat theater as well as three other dynamic theaters, taking visitors on a journey through time. The museum's chairman of the Board of Directors is the Hon. L. Douglas Wilder, who conceptualized the project at an African/African American conference in Gabon. Other board members include Dr. William Cosby, Dr. Jacob Gelt Dekker, John Elkington, Professor Emeritus John Hope Franklin, Dr. William R. Harvey,, Mr. Larry Silver, Mr. John Elkington, Rev. Lawrence Davies, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie and Dr. H. Patrick Swygert.
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