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Barriers to Access, or the Ways Racism Continues

Author(s): Teresa Moyer

Year: 2015

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Summary

Black history at historic plantations concerns more than slavery and freedom; it also tells the story of why blacks in the past are omitted at places with so much of their history to tell. Historic plantations offer rich laboratories in which to examine the ways that racism changes and stays the same through the circumstances that enable black history to be revealed or hidden.  By studying the interpretation--or lack thereof--of black history at places like Mount Clare, we can learn from the past and apply the lessons learned in order to effect change for a more equal and just society. This paper outlines the obstacles put up to inhibit access to the archeological collections so key to telling the black story of Mount Clare.


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Barriers to Access, or the Ways Racism Continues. Teresa Moyer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433984)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 255

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America