Unpacking the Census
March & April 2020
BHS digs into the numbers in this special series about the history, impact, and ramifications of being counted. Join leading experts, historians, curators, and others for discussions about equity; the census and our democracy; changing racial classifications over the centuries; how historians and artists use this mighty data to paint stories of people and communities; and more.
400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History
In 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans landed in Jamestown, its human cargo sold into bondage. In this immersive series of reflection, analysis and discussion, BHS joined institutions from across the country in exploring the ensuing history of slavery in the United States and its ramifications 400 years later. The goal of this series was to reframe the telling of America’s story of inequality in order to shape a more complete narrative for the future.
Explore topics through these series of public programs that have been specially curated around common themes or moments in history.
This list contains ongoing, forthcoming, and past series of public programs. Check back here for regular updates.