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Black Lives Matter: Challenging Racism in Ourselves, Our Community and Our Country: History of Racism in America
In this guide, you'll find a wide range of information and resources looking at, and addressing, racism and privilege, plus resources on anti-racism and inclusion. This may make you uncomfortable, and that's okay.
The name says it all! Homepage of the newest Smithsonian Musuem, opened in 2016 in Washington, D.C. Includes link to a virtual tour .
The Whitney Plantation
The Whitney Plantation, located 40 miles outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people. Their website has in-depth information tracing the specifics of slavery in southern Louisiana over 150 years. Their walking tours focus on the history of slavery as lived in by enslaved people on this southern Louisiana sugarcane plantation, including visiting memorials built to honor the enslaved people, the original slave cabins, a freedmen’s church, detached kitchen, and an 1790s owner’s house.
"The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration" opened to the public in 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama... [it] is built on the site of a former warehouse where enslaved black people were imprisoned, and is located midway between an historic slave market and the main river dock and train station where tens of thousands of enslaved people were trafficked during the height of the domestic slave trade."
The Equal Justice Initiative: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
"The Memorial for Peace and Justice was conceived with the hope of creating a sober, meaningful site where people can gather and reflect on America’s history of racial inequality... the memorial uses sculpture, art, and design to contextualize racial terror. The site includes a memorial square with 800 six-foot monuments to symbolize thousands of racial terror lynching victims in the United States."
Ida B. Wells: African American Journalist and Activist Exposed Lynching of African Americans
This short animated film looks at Ida B. Wells' courageous coverage of lynchings, and her work for women's suffrage.