The Smithsonian exhibit detailing the history of slavery in the U.S. is the most popular area of the National Museum for African American History and Culture, indicating visitors’ desire to learn more than their school education provided.
Often, lessons about slavery are subtopics, when they should be incorporated into every angle of American history. This idea carries over to museums and historical sites. Understanding slavery’s role throughout history is critical for understanding its legacy in economics, politics, and education. (Learning for Justice)