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Race and Wealth

The racial wealth gap has knowable historical foundations. Rooted in almost 250 years of slavery, the reality of economic inequality is reflected in our everyday lives, from inheritances to housing to debates about reparations for slavery.


These programs reflect projects across the Smithsonian that are related to Race and Wealth.

Banner Image: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture © Terry Boddie

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