Promoters of the proposed U.S. National Slavery Museum have put out a clever plea for funds. All they want from you is $8 (though they will grudgingly accept larger, less symbolic amounts).
Why $8, you might ask?
$8 8 is the shape both of shackles (the symbol of slavery) and, if turned on its side, of infinite freedom.If all the genealogists who were inspired by Roots to pursue their own family histories contribute, we should be able to get this thing built by Columbus Day.
$8 is an amount that allows every American to be a part of this incredible project.
$8 buys recognition for millions of enslaved African Americans who helped build America.
$8 is rewarded with an advance ticket to the Museum’s exclusive opening preview (valued at $25).
$8 will help remove shackles that have divided our nation and replace them with a new symbol for a united America.