From slavery to police abuse, new museum documents US history of racism

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Washington (AFP) – Slavery, lynchings, segregation, mass incarceration and police abuse: a museum that opens Friday in the state of Alabama traces a direct link between the racist past of the United States and today’s inequalities. The Legacy Museum in the state capital of Montgomery is housed in a building where African captives were once held before being sold as slaves. “It’s a museum about the history of America, with a focus on the legacy of slavery,” Bryan Stevenson, the head of Equal Justice Initiative, a civil rights organization in Alabama, told AFP.  “I can’t think of another institu…

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