Tashee Reid, 17, Ayonna Wright, 18, and Ahja Mays, 17, all of Mays Landing, listened to Lest We Forget Black Holocaust Museum of Slavery and Traveling Exhibit's co-founder Gwen Ragsdale during her visit to Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing.
Tone Monroe, 17, of Mays Landing, examined a few of the artifacts of slavery provided by museum's Traveling Exhibit at Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing.
Barrington Davis, 16, and Ed Emlahado, 16, both of Mays Landing, examined some of the traveling exhibit's artifacts.
Lest We Forget Black Holocaust Museum of Slavery co-founder Gwen Ragsdale addressed the students and teachers during a visit to Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing.
Gwen Ragsdale told students and teachers at Oakcrest High School that, 'This is not just black history. This is American history. Slavery was a dark and tragic period of American history, but American history nonetheless.'
A group of students looked over a few of the artifacts provided by Lest We Forget Black Holocaust Museum of Slavery's traveling exhibit, including a whip used to punish slaves. 'It doesn't feel like much,' museum co-founder Gwen Ragsdale said, running her finger along one end. 'But what they would do is soak it in salt water or brine, and it would become like a razor's edge.'