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  • Writer's pictureTiffany C. Fryer

New "Magic" Course on Reckoning

By Catie Crandell

The Humanities Council’s Magic project “Reckoning: Complicated Histories and Collective Identities,” will encourage students to question practices of heritage and history making.

Dr. Tiffany Cain was inspired to teach on the topic of reckoning with the past during a trip to what would become the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum: from Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in 2016 (then only a small in-house exhibit space based on the work of their Community Remembrance Project). Cain quickly realized two things during that visit. First she reflected that, in her opinion, it was “the most important museum space to be made in the country. Ever.” Second, she was surprised that it took a legal advocacy organization to do the work of engaging this traumatic collective memory...

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