A retired teacher who has been collecting materials on African American history for 60 years will put her collection on sale this month in New York City.
Elizabeth Meaders, 90, of Staten Island, New York, has turned her house into a kind of museum, with more than 20,000 historical documents and items.
Meaders, who loves history, said her collection is unique in the world.
She said the U.S. education system teaches African American history poorly.
The purpose of her collection is to fill that knowledge gap, she said.
The entire collection will be up for sale on Feb. 28 at Guernsey’s Auction House in New York.