The story of slavery in the U.S. is long and tragic, almost too much to comprehend, but this museum focuses on how it unfolded in Virginia, thereby making it more specific and more devastating. Using narration on film, 3-D displays, artefacts, and analytical graphs and charts, the museum appeals to diverse learning styles. It's small, and I was lucky enough to be by myself the whole 90 minutes of my visit - large groups may be problematic. The museum brings up often overlooked topics like the story of those who fought for an end to slavery, and the economic facts behind the practice which made it so enduring.
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