Elaine Nichols

A native of Charlotte, NC, Elaine Nichols is the Supervisory Curator of Culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which opens in 2016.

African American Funeral and Mourning Customs in South Carolina

The grave was a charm or powerful talisman that controlled events in the spirit world (world of the dead), as well as the world of the living.