At the turn of the 20th century, a young Congolese man was included in an anthropology exhibit at the World’s Fair before being put on display in the New York Zooligical Gardens’ Monkey House. This hour, we’ll talk about how such an inhumane idea became reality with Pamela Newkirk, author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (Amistad).
In this Thursday, June 25, 2015 file photo, activists hold Confederate flags near the monument for Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. The monument was vandalized the previous night, spray-painted with the phrase "Black Lives Matter," after a deadly mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C. predominantly-black church sparked a nationwide debate on the public display of Confederate imagery. Steve Helber/AP Photo