Monday, February 22, 2016

African American Museum to Open on D.C. Mall

The Smithsonian African American museum is opening September 24th on the mall in Washington, D.C. Of course the museum is a welcome addition to the Smithsonian.

But having an African American museum points to the fact that the history portrayed and taught in our schools centers on the experience and perspectives of white males. If we want to learn about women's history, Latino or Latino American History, African American History or any other group not on top of our nation's hierarchies, we have to take special classes, or set up a special museum.