I love this article about teaching ancient slavery in the South by professor Sam Flores at the College of Charleston. Living in Georgia, I always bring up slavery in my tours at the Carlos Museum and when I make presentations at schools. Why? Because I think it’s important to discuss two points:
What, I like to ask kids, do we today accept as completely “normal” and “inevitable” that a thousand years from now may leave observes scratching their heads in dismay? For me, it’s a hopeful discussion, as it reminds us that despite mankind’s universal fear of change, our ideas can evolve for the better.