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Slavery and the Making of AmericaPicture of slave women cultivating a village garden in Central Africa, Courtesy of the University of Virginia Library
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Virtual Museums
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Visit the Virtual Museum to find images of artifacts and artwork, donated through a collaboration with member museums in the Association of African-American Museums, that were created during the time of slavery in America. The exhibits in the museum were curated by four student groups from across the country. Learn about their curatorial decisions and visit the exhibits they created:

Do it yourself
Students can create their own virtual museums exhibits for personal and/or classroom use by using our downloadable PowerPoint template. Students and teachers can use the lesson plan "What We Leave Behind" for tips on how to use the images already in the "Virtual Museum," find material from local museums and communities, and add their own content creations.

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Note: this file requires Microsoft PowerPoint.
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