(Erin Patrick O'Connor,Ashleigh Joplin/The Washington Post)

(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Nancy Bercaw

Curator (“Slavery and Freedom”)

Previously: History professor
at the University of Mississippi

Quote: “Slavery is not really
that distant. Slavery is a living
presence that’s been passed down
— the knowledge of it, the memory of it
— from generation to generation.”