Part of Angola Prison is headed to the Smithsonian Institute.
Workers dismantled one of the iconic Angola Prison guard towers and packing it up for a trip to Washington, D.C.
It will go on display at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African-American History and Culture which will open in 2015. It’s part of an exhibit that explores African-American oppression and mass incarceration.
The curator of the exhibit praised Angola for donating the guard tower, even though it represents a negative aspect of the post-slavery south.