When I was a little boy, I would always see the Roman Forum in Rome.I remember my mother bringing me to Rome on the first day of kindergarten, and I was just so fascinated with the Roman people.I would go up and visit them every day.I loved going up to the Forum, but I had no idea where I was going to find it.I was actually going to go and visit the Forum for a museum exhibition.When I finally got...
The black alamos of San Antonio, Texas, have long been held in reverence as one of the great civil rights landmarks of the 20th century.
But in the past couple of decades, some historians have questioned the role of the museum in preserving this history and have suggested that the museum has become an institution of whitewashing and white privilege.
As such, a recent exhibit at the Alamo National Historical Park in Texas drew a strong response from Black Lives Matter activists, who were outraged that the exhibit was used as a way to paint the almoes history.
The exhibit, called “The Black alamo: History 101,” shows how the city of San Antonios black community survived as one with a unique cultural identity and its own distinct racial identity in the post-Civil War era.
In an exclusive interview with The Jerusalem Times, historian and Black Lives Matters activist, Anas Elhassan, said that the exhibition is part of a long tradition of museums using Black history to promote their whitewashed version of history.
He pointed to the work of museums in the United Kingdom and the United States that portray Black people as less than human and as victims of racism.
“When you see Black history being used as an excuse for whitewash, then you know that the white man has been using that history to justify their oppression of Black people for a very long time,” Elhasan said.
Elhassen said the exhibit is not about the history of Black America, but about how the black community in San Antonio has managed to survive through centuries of white colonization.
The Black Alamo Museum, located on the southern side of the Alamos City Park, was established in 1882.
It is located in the park’s historical district and houses exhibits on the history and culture of the city.
In a statement, Alamo Park, which hosts the Alaminos Historical Museum, said it is “a unique museum dedicated to preserving the history, culture and legacy of the Black Alamoms community.”