Charleston’s History Museums Are Finally Facing City’s Slaveholding Past

“Of course, in the North slavery can seem like a distant abstraction, creating its own problems. But in Charleston all abstractions are gone. The strange thing is how long it has taken to see the substance, and how much more is yet to be shown. … [Until] the 1990s, slavery’s role was generally met with silence.”

Source: New York Times 03/12/11