Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future: How the Legacy of Slavery Still Shapes Us

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Martin Luther King Jr. said: “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” As Americans of all backgrounds continue to grapple with the legacy of slavery, its imprint on our lives remains indelible. This conversation brings together two scholars and poets contemplating how the nation’s monuments and landmarks tell — and shape — not only our collective memory, but our shared future. What will it take to learn (and unlearn) from the past in pursuit of a better path forward?

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