Race: Are we so different?
This year, our family, along with a group of families, toured the exhibition RACE: Are we so different? during its stay at the South Carolina State Museum. Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, this traveling exhibition tells the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view.
The exhibition brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations. — understandingrace.orgBecause the exhibit was interactive–comprised of compelling photographs, graphic displays, historical artifacts, and multimedia presentations–our children (ages ranging from four to nine years old) remained engaged and captivated. We highly recommend that you tour the exhibit when it is near you. Whether you get to tour the exhibit or not, you should visit the accompanying website, which features great resources for families and teachers!