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Chasing Justice:
The Crime That Captivated the Nation

June 7, 2024-September 27,2024

Around midnight on June 12, 1994, the brutally murdered bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of NFL star O.J. Simpson, and acquaintance Ron Goldman were discovered by neighbors in front of Nicole’s Los Angeles condo. They were killed in a frenzy, each sustaining numerous stab wounds. Five days after their bodies were discovered, police followed Al Cowlings down a California highway with O.J. in the back of Cowling’s white Ford Bronco threatening to take his own life. O.J. was running from an arrest warrant for the murders of Nicole and Ron. After the two hour, slow-speed chase, O.J. surrendered to police without further incident.

O.J. Simpson was found not guilty on October 3, 1995 following an eight month long nationally televised criminal trial. He was later found liable for the wrongful deaths of Nicole and Ron in civil court. In honor of the 30th anniversary of Nicole and Ron’s death, this exhibit will recount the last fateful day of their lives, the abuse Nicole suffered at the hands of her ex-husband, and the crime that captivated the nation.

Featured Objects

  • Pieces of Nicole Simpson’s china
  • O.J. Simpson trial-worn tie
  • Photographs from Nicole’s life
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