Today, the United States of America opened a new Smithsonian museum. As founding director Lonnie Bunch reminded us during the opening dedication ceremony, as long as America exists, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will also exist.
As I viewed this unforgettable opening ceremony with my children, I thought about what I might write to help this website audience understand why this new museum offers a rich opportunity to develop racial literacies among children and adults. However, once I listened to President Obama's written speech, I decided that he said it best.
Check out the President's speech below. Then, let's dialogue: 1) How does historical context discredit the White superordinate worldview? 2) How can adults protect the development of children by accurately remembering and sharing history?