Inheritance: How the Transatlantic Slave Trade Followed Us into the Twenty-first Century

“The story of the African American is not only the quintessential American story, but it’s really the story that continues to shape who we are today.” — Lonnie G. Bunch III, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

A shirtless Black man with his eyes closed and hands tied above his head in the dark.
Image by Abdou Moussaoui from Pixabay.

The transatlantic slave trade terrorized and transformed the world for over 350 years, during which…