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View Poll Results: Best home city for the National Slavery Museum
Richmond, VA 7 11.11%
Charleston, SC 12 19.05%
Washington D.C. 19 30.16%
New Orleans 7 11.11%
Atlanta 8 12.70%
Dallas 0 0%
NYC 0 0%
Houston 1 1.59%
Birmingham, AL 5 7.94%
Other 4 6.35%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-29-2015, 12:19 PM
 
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The black mecca....Atlanta
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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The black mecca....Atlanta
It's the/a Black mecca, but not the best place for all things Black.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:38 PM
 
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My first thought was Charleston, but on second thought - DC. Slavery was bigger than any one city or state so let's put it in the capital. My second choice is Atlanta even though slavery doesn't have much history in the city. Atlanta is the capital of the South.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Should there really be a museum honoring one of the most embarrassing aspects of America's past?
The museum would not honor the act of slavery but the memory of those who were entrapped in it. Remembering their work & suffering was not in vain, they helped to establish the foundation for what would become one of the greatest nations in the world.

The only travesty would be if that aspect of America's past was not memorialized.
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is being built right now on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Slavery will be one of the biggest topics of the museum. Construction began in 2012 and it is currently scheduled to open in the Fall of 2016.

9 Facts About the Smithsonian's New National Museum of African American History and Culture - CityLab

The history of slavery in this country is obviously an important topic that needs to be discussed. I'm not sure if a standalone museum is the best place to do it, or as part of the larger story such as in the museum that is currently being built.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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I'm shocked there wasn't any mention of Montgomery or Savannah in the poll options or any of the replies so far.



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Old 08-29-2015, 05:05 PM
 
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is being built right now on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Slavery will be one of the biggest topics of the museum. Construction began in 2012 and it is currently scheduled to open in the Fall of 2016.

9 Facts About the Smithsonian's New National Museum of African American History and Culture - CityLab

The history of slavery in this country is obviously an important topic that needs to be discussed. I'm not sure if a standalone museum is the best place to do it, or as part of the larger story such as in the museum that is currently being built.

Your last point is a good one. Thankfully other cities can build museums/educational centers focusing on slavery if they wish, such as Richmond. The International African American Museum in Charleston will also extensively cover the topic of slavery, specifically in the Lowcountry: African American Heritage - Charleston SC
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:07 PM
 
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I'm shocked there wasn't any mention of Montgomery or Savannah in the poll options or any of the replies so far.
Jackson or Natchez would be worth mentioning also, given how big slavery got in Mississippi compared to all other slave states.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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here are some designs proposed for Richmond...

Slavery and Freedom Heritage Sites

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Old 08-29-2015, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Outside of Chicago
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Charleston, SC was my vote. I could also see DC since it is the capital.
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