On the Backs of Slaves – Remembrance Culture in Mississippi | NDR.de – News

Broadcast: NDR Info Background | 01/27/2022 | 8:33 p.m. | by Sebastian Hesse

16 Min
| Available until 01/31/2023

In the southern United States, the culture of remembrance is being put to the test. Also in the flagship city of Natchez.

After the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, the issue of racism and coming to terms with the past is back on the agenda in the United States. The traditional culture of remembrance, especially in the southern states, is being put to the test. Mississippi’s flagship city of Natchez is also working on a new, more realistic view of history. And in this way I would also like to shed light on the less glorious chapters of his past.

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