We visited over the weekend and while it was nice and pretty well done, I really think they kind of missed the mark. This is an excellent opportunity to really teach about slavery but aside from a casual mention that Mr. Washington was born as a slave on this plantation, there was not much mentioned about slavery, slave life or anthing else. The real focus was on Mr. Washington's contributions as an educator, which are tremendous, of course, but is a subject covered elsewhere. I think they need to re-think their focus, or at the very least, give a co-focus.
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