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I can't help but feel that the purpose of these type of exhibitions is to degrade, rather than to educate. This is why we'll never see an exhibition on Martin Luther King's plagiarisms, anti-American communism, and various debaucheries. I can't imagine that the general public and the custodians of King's estate would support an exhibition such as--Martin Luther King: A life of hypocrisy (presented by the United Daughters of the Confederacy) These need to be times of social consistency.
The exhibit is not designed to degrade anyone. The purpose is to talk about life at Monticello. It was a slave plantation. You cannot talk about the place without talking about that. The analogy to King does not even begin to work. There were hundreds of enslaved people who lived, labored, and died at Monticello. Their stories should be told.