There’s a plan in the works to build a National Slave Ship Museum in New Orleans, and it’s getting some support from the city council.
Speaking of slavery museums, the folks behind the National Slavery Museum in Fredericksburg, VA are trying to figure out how to keep their site from being sold to make way for a stadium. The facility still hasn’t been built, and they’re so deep in the red they might have to file for bankruptcy again.
I wonder if the Fredericksburg fiasco will make it harder to find donors for the slave ship project. I hope not. There’s been a trend toward more experiential exhibits in some of the big history museums lately, and I think the Atlantic slave trade is a subject where that could really be effective.