The museum, once built, will be “transformative,” said Lyn Henley, a Topanga, Calif., exhibition designer whose past projects include the “Trail of Tears” display at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Okla. “I think people who visit the museum will leave it changed. Any time you look at slavery, you’re looking at the dark side of humanity, our evil side. To look at that and see how people have overcome it is inspirational.”
I think that, rather than just having a museum in Virginia (as Wilder and Cosby are attempting to do), that we should also have one in the nation’s capital. If there is a second stimulus bill next year, why not use a few hundred million dollars to build a museum devoted to the history of slavery?
It’s ironic that the supposedly most “Christian” part of the United States—the South—has had the enthusiastic wherewithal to raise money for an anti-evolution museum in Kentucky, but the Lord has not spoken to enough hearts there to start up a museum devoted to the region’s grossest historical sin.
What museum would Jesus have built?