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As plantations talk more honestly about slavery, some visitors are pushing back

Hannah Knowles quotes tour guides and others at sites like Monticello and Montpelier who tell visitors about the lives of the enslaved people on these plantations and who more and more receive negative reviews about telling the full histories.  Read…

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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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On a Civil Rights Trail, Essential Sites and Indelible Detours

Rather than travel to the sites on the United States Civil Rights Trail, Ron Stodghill created his own tour to sites of significance in African American history, such as Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Missouri, and Topeka, Kansas.  Read his article…

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Remembering Harlem’s Muslim History

Since 2014, graduate student Katie Merriman points out sites, past and present, related to the Muslim history of Harlem during her free walking tours of the area.  Click here to read about highlights of the tour through a rapidly changing…

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Past Imperfect

On the radio program This American Life, comedian and actor Azie Dungey recounts her time playing a slave for visiting tourists at George Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon. Listen to this 12 minutes segment by clicking here.

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