Using Art to Help the Police Understand Racism

L’Merchie Frazier, the museum’s director for education and interpretation, watched the reaction of Chief O’Leary, and the interest and questions from his officers during their subsequent visits to the Abiel Smith School, one of two early-19th-century buildings that house the museum. I was experiencing their awe,” she said.


Part of the exhibit, “Picturing Frederick Douglass: the Most Photographed Man of the Nineteenth Century.”

Kayana Szymczak for The New York Times

Andrea L. Taylor, president and chief executive of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama, called the joint initiative between the Boston museum and the Brookline Police Department timely and…

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