As spotted in Russia!
this was taken at the Museum of London, Docklands - it has a large section about London’s role in slavery, and how slavery contributed to modern racism.
I think that a lot of museums are finally starting to try and take a more proactive stance on how they present their exhibits and information about them.
For more on this kind of arrangement, I high recommend taking a look at these submissions from xanthy-m on the Swedish Historical Museum:
Oh what was that about black ppl in England not being present?
Since BEFORE THE 1500s?
MEANING DURING THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD
So yall “historically accurate” fuckers can be quiet
Some time ago I went to a presentation by a former thesis advisor about female satire written during the long 18th century (It was titled something awesome like “Could Women Be Funny in the Austen Era?” and was more about the social propriety of women being satirists than about whether women were actually funny). During the Q&A I asked if minorities also had trouble representing themselves as satirists and the answer I got was, “Europe didn’t really have minorities back then.”
And that’s when I knew I was asking the wrong person.
^ And that’s how you erase at least 15,000 people from history.