Balbir Singh Sodhi's Sikh Turban

Days after the Twin Tower attacks on September 11, 2001, Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh gas station owner, was shot to death in Mesa, Arizona in one of the first acts of retaliation targeting Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, and South Asian Americans. This turban, which he once wore, was donated to the National Museum of American History by his family.
Object Name
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
blue (overall color)
overall: 111 1/2 in x 80 1/2 in; 283.21 cm x 204.47 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Cultures & Communities
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Rana Singh Sodhi

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