This Bible, owned by former slave Ishmael Armour, is among the historical objects photographed by Wendel White. The following images are from White's "Manifest" collection.
This slave collar is part of a collection at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
A bill of sale for a slave. It's from a collection at Cornell University in New York.
A decorative coin bank. Like the Bible in the first slide, it's from the Cape May Museum in New Jersey.
This leather jump rope is from the Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is where civil rights icon Malcolm X was born.
Also at the Omaha museum is this drum from the band of Dan Desdunes, a prominent black musician many decades ago.
This spoon is from the Harriet Tubman House in New York.
White found this lock of Frederick Douglass' hair in a collection in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A Confederate shell from South Carolina's Fort Sumter in 1861. It is part of the collection at Rutgers.
A shred of The Afro-American Sentinel newspaper, from 1899, belongs to the Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha.
This hair straightener is part of a collection in New York.
This Ku Klux Klan hood belongs to a cultural organization in southern New Jersey.
This graduation ring belongs to the Stuhr Museum of the Praire Pioneer, which is in Grand Island, Nebraska.
While in Lincoln, White found boxes of files the FBI kept about Malcolm X.