It's been quite a week for publicity around here! A front page story in Sunday's Boston Globe featured Kyera Singleton, our executive director. And an opinion piece by historian Tiya Miles -- who spoke at our annual Giving Voice benefit event last fall -- highlighted our museum as a successful example of turning historic plantations into "stages for meaningful dialogue."
Today we're pleased to share Nell Porter Brown's Harvard Magazine article about our site's history and our museum's mission.
"As a historian of slavery, Singleton says, 'We cannot talk about issues of mass incarceration, police violence, health, wealth, and educational disparities without thinking about how structural inequality is a legacy of enslavement.' The museum’s role is 'to memorialize the lives of the enslaved and to give people the tools to reckon with our current moment,' she continues. 'I believe the preservation and amplification of black history, which is American history, is an act of liberation.'"
Preserving black history as “an act of liberation”