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Descendants of Enslaved Persons at James Madison’s Montpelier to Have ‘Structural Parity’ in Unprecedented Board Restructuring

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

In a first-ever milestone for museums and historic sites that are former places of enslavement, The Montpelier Foundation (TMF) board of directors voted Wednesday, based on a proposal …

Assembly Representative Attacks Nonprofit Children’s Museum With Nazi Analogy

Category: COVID-19

An attack by a Republican Assembly representative that compared a nonprofit children's museum to the Nazi Party [in response to the museum's policy requiring visitors to wear face masks] …

Plantations aren’t paying reparations, but have started programs to give back to descendants

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

Plantations that now serve as museums have worked in recent years to better acknowledge the experiences of enslaved people, rather than focusing on those of enslavers. Although none has …

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