Smithsonian Museum – Share Your Story


The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) are co-sponsoring IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, a traveling exhibit about people of mixed African American and Native American heritage.

Do you have a story to tell about your family’s Native and African American ancestry? Please visit the NMAAHC Memory Book and share your experience.

JamesAustinWileyGrey600The IndiVisible Memory Book can be found at Once you have created an account on the NMAAHC sign-up page, you can add your own memory to the Memory Book by going to the overview page and clicking Share Your Memory.

James Austin (“Pap”) Wiley, born in 1872 in Hamburg, Arkansas, was the son of Ellen, a black Cherokee born in Alabama about 1855. Photo courtesy of the Branton family.

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