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

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism
    EditorsAdam Lynes, Craig Kelly, James Treadwell
    PublisherPolicy Press
    ISBN (Print)9781447362197
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 17 Jan 2023


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