A history of the interpretations of Race in America. The term “race,” used infrequently before the 1500s, was used to identify groups of people with a kinship or group connection. The modern-day use of the term “race” is a human invention.
Race and racism are complex subjects, but the Natural History Museum takes them on with energy and zeal in a new exhibition, Race: Are We So Different? The show is the first national exhibition to spell out the construct of “race” and all that it encompasses from a biological, cultural and historical point of view.
A resource site for all levels of parents, educators, students and children on talking and understanding the construct of race. The site provides tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.