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When a Lynching Memorial Becomes a Photo Opportunity

William C. Anderson’s essay is “A reflection on the commodification of Jim Crow’s violence through public memorials. It’s imperative for those paying respects to understand and interrogate civil rights museums, memorials, and any other commemorations of Black struggles against oppression…

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Surging Interest in Black History Gives a Lift to Museums, Tourism

Planning your travels for 2019?  Martha E. Moore’s article, describing the rising attendance at African American museums and historic sites, can provide some ideas.  Of special note, the U. S. Civil Rights Trail, which marks significant sites across the South,…

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The Worst Thing We’ve Ever Done Download

On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone talks to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Bryan Stevenson about what inspired him to create The Legacy Museum and memorial and to historian Sir Richard Evans about the denazification process in Germany after World War.  To listen to…

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Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

Sarah E. Bond answers “Yes” to the question about the role of art museums vis a vis the history of slavery in the United States.  Describing efforts in a number of museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Bond “explor[es]…

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Woman turns home into museum after getting sick of black women being ignored by the art world

“For years Vashti Dubois was sick of not seeing any images of black girls or women in museums and art galleries, so three years ago she decided to do something about it. The 56-year-old turned her house into The Colored…

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