Houston Museum of African American Culture

Houston Museum of African American Culture


(713) 353-1578

4807 Caroline St.

Houston, TX


Sandra Bland

Houston Museum of African American Culture

February 3 - April 28, 2018

From the museum: "At the heart of the exhibit, curated by HMAAC CEO John Guess, Jr., is an interactive engagement allowing visitors to experience the emotions of Sandra Bland on the fateful day of her arrest, July 13, 2015 resulting from a traffic stop in Waller County. Blacks are familiar with ‘the talk,’ foreign to most whites, given to black youth with regard to how to act during encounters with police. This exhibit vividly underscores the basis for ‘the talk;’ the fear that the wrong use of words during encounters with police, which the Stanford study found more likely for minorities, can lead to escalation and result in tragedy."


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