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James Brown Museum

James Brown, who died in 2006, always harboured an ambition to open a museum to show that poor that it is possible to come from nothing and make it big. Before he died, he set up a trust for poor children but the trust and his lawyers are arguing over how to divide his estate, which is delaying plans for the museum he wanted. Some of his family want to turn his home into a Graceland style museum with mausoleum. While the wrangling continues South Carolina State University is holding an exhibition of some of his possessions, including crystal-studded suits, and a bathrobe torn when the police arrested him on charges of criminal violence in 2004. Read more.

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