Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Black Holocaust Museum breaks ground in Milwaukee

History of black oppression an important lesson every American should hear

After almost a decade of being “online only," the Black Holocaust Museum is set to break ground and have a physical address once more in the city of Milwaukee.

From Wisconsin Public Radio:
Lynching survivor James Cameron founded the museum 30 years ago, to look at hardships faced by African Americans, dating back to the first slave ships. The building closed not long after Cameron passed away in 2006.
The reopening of the museum is important. The terrifying history of black oppression in the United States — from slavery, to Jim Crow, lynchings in the south, and more — needs to be documented. Future generations need to know what happened in order to prevent history from ever repeating itself. Indeed, that is part of the screed of the Black Holocaust Museum itself:
[The American Black Holocaust Museum] builds public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery in America and promotes racial repair, reconciliation, and healing.

We envision a society that remembers its past in order to shape a better future – a nation undivided by race where every person matters equally.
Racism is still rampant today, and atrocities against blacks and other minorities are still occurring. These actions cannot be prevented by the establishment of any museum — yet the Black Holocaust Museum's reopening is still important, as it provides educational first-hand accounts of what took place in our society in years’ past, and provides guidance for what can be done in the future.

Please consider making a donation to the Black Holocaust Museum. You can do so by clicking here.

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