1. Solomon Brown (1829-1906) was the first Black employee of the Smithsonian Institute. He worked there for fifty-four years. Though he had no formal education, Brown was a passionate learner who educated himself in the field of natural history. He illustrated maps and specimens for
  2. "The Bone Doctor": Eugenics, White Supremacy, Anthropology, & The Smithsonian Museum

    Genuinely appalling. Grotesque. Revolting. I haven't seen this discussed on Post yet, so here is a free gift WaPo article link on the "Bone Doctor," a famed and "deified" anthropologist who was the Smithsonian 's head curator for 40 years and whose racist, eugenicist, white suprema