Virtual Tour: Racial Repair, Reconciliation And Redemption
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In this tour you will learn about organizations and individuals currently working to heal our nation from slavery’s tragic legacy. You will be exposed to a variety of ideas and methods being tried in communities around the country – and to personal stories.
We recommend starting with the Overview. Then move on to Take the Tour. Click the links to tour those four exhibits in whatever order suits you. The exhibits also contain links for you to follow for additional information. The tour ends with a little Further Reading.
Please return to this page at the end and leave a comment about your tour experience and any improvements you would suggest. Thank you!
This exhibit provides a review of the topic through text and videos. It samples processes for repair and reconciliation in use around the country, along with links to books, videos, and websites for deeper understanding and action.
Take The Tour
Stories of how people around the country are facing history and working to heal themselves, their communities, and their nation:
DeWolf, Thomas N. and Sharon Morgan. Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade. Boston: Beacon Press, 2013.
DeWolf, Thomas N. Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History. Boston: Beacon Press, 2008.
Robinson, Randall. The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks. New York: Plume, 2001.
Shearer, Tobin M.Enter the River: Healing Steps from White Privilege Toward Racial Reconciliation. Herald Press, 1994.
Wise, Tim J. Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2009.
Comments Are Welcome
Note: We moderate submissions in order to create a space for meaningful dialogue, a space where museum visitors – adults and youth –– can exchange informed, thoughtful, and relevant comments that add value to our exhibits.
Racial slurs, personal attacks, obscenity, profanity, and SHOUTING do not meet the above standard. Such comments are posted in the exhibit Hateful Speech. Commercial promotions, impersonations, and incoherent comments likewise fail to meet our goals, so will not be posted. Submissions longer than 120 words will be shortened.
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