A central challenge for me in designing lessons about slavery in America was the weight of it all. I specifically designed The Black Experience in America: The Course so that it doesn’t begin with slavery; there’s so much texture and context to the Black experience that can get lost if we start there. At the same time, though, the institution of slavery is enormously important. I was determined not to minimize or dilute it.
This is great work Jon, it is necessary for us all to know and understand history. It makes us better human beings.