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.

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Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Rana Singh Sodhi

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2011.0255.01Catalog Number: 2011.0255.01Accession Number: 2011.0255

Object Name: turban

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)blue (overall color)Measurements: overall: 111 1/2 in x 80 1/2 in; 283.21 cm x 204.47 cm


Record Id: nmah_1416412

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