“History is a guide to a better future and demonstrates that we can become a better society—but only if we collectively demand it from each other and from the institutions responsible for administering justice.” – Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III
At this watershed moment in American history, museums are finding a wide spectrum of ways to address injustice with their communities, and facilitate the difficult but essential dialogue that is necessary. Below are some resources that the Smithsonian has developed to catalyze these conversations. As always, the Institution is committed to collaborations and conversations that, in the words of Secretary Bunch, “challenge the nation to live up to its founding ideals.”
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