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Emmett Till Painting by White Artist Draws Protest

“When does art cross into appropriation and exploitation? Baruti Kopano, an associate professor at Morgan State University and co-editor of “Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture,” weighs in on that question and discusses the controversy.”  Randy Kennedy also…

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Inside America’s Auschwitz: Louisiana’s Whitney Plantation Slavery Museum

Jared Keller’s article in the Smithsonian describes Louisiana’s Whitney Plantation which opened to the public after years of careful restoration in December 2014 as the country’s first slave museum,

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Of Museums and Racial Relics by Charles Blow

In his May 11, 2015 column, Charles Blow quotes first lady Michelle Obama at the opening of the new Whitney Museum in New York about the message the inclusive exhibit sends to young people, who have felt excluded from cultural…

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