What Happened to Virginia's Slavery Museum?
In a blog entry at Atlantic magazine, Ta-Nehisi Coates condemns former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder for apparently abandoning plans to open a highly touted slavery museum nearly two decades ago, leaving donors in the lurch.
Famous first L. Douglas Wilder was supposed to be putting together a powerhouse slavery museum in Virginia. It looks like no such museum is in th
" 'Governor Wilder disappeared,' said Rev. Lawrence Davies, the former longtime mayor o
f Fredericksburg who was a member of the board. Davies stopped getting notices about board meetings, and when he tried to reach Wilder, he never heard back....
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