Royal Ontario Museum apologizes for 1989 Into The Heart Of Africa

Eglinton TV’s coverage of the entire ceremony in which the Royal Ontario Museum publicly apologizes for the 1989 exhibit “Into The Heart Of Africa”, saying, in part, that it “perpetuated an atmosphere of racism, and the effect of the exhibition was racist”, just as the Black community was saying back then through the Coalition for the Truth about Africa, which launched weekly protests that got some of its members arrested and harassed but which led to the shutting down of the exhibit. The apology, twenty-seven years later, came about after two years of negotiations between the ROM and the Coalition.

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