Table of Contents ; Acknowledgments; List of Museums Visited ; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Desegregating the Past; 1. Memory Entrepreneurs: History in the Making; 2. The Curated Past: Remembering the Collective ; 3. Managing Collective Representations; 4. Memory Deviants: Breaking the Collective ; Conclusion: Museumification of Memory ; Notes ; Selected Bibliography; Index
At the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, visitors confront the past upon arrival. They must decide whether to enter the museum through a door marked #x93;whites" or another marked #x93;non-whites." Inside, along with text, they encounter hanging nooses and other reminders of apartheid-era atrocities. In the United States, museum exhibitions about racial violence and segregation are mostly confined to black history museums, with national history museums sidelining such difficult material. Even the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is dedicated not to vi.