America’s First Slavery Museum Shifts the Focus from Masters to Slaves

What roles does perspective play in learning history? How might we think of the institution of slavery differently if we focused on the experiences of those who were enslaved rather than the experiences of their masters?

“The entire museum is similar: You walk the same pathways that victims of chattel slavery walked, you listen to their stories in their own words, you see and hear the pieces of history that aren’t printed in textbooks or told on other plantation tours. You won’t find much information on the wealthy slaveowners on this plantation. Instead, Whitney presents slavery through the stories of those who experienced it.”

http://www.vice.com/read/americas-first-slavery-museum-shifts-the-focus-from-masters-to-slaves-511?utm_source=vicetwitterus

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