Posted on December 19, 2006

Museum Cancels Pirate Exhibit Over Slavery Issues

Greg Allen, NPR, Dec. 18, 2006

For the second time in 10 years, Tampa’s science museum has canceled an exhibit after objections from black residents. The current controversy revolves around whether artifacts should be displayed from a pirate ship that sank off the Florida coast. Many objected because the ship was also used to transport slaves.

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