Historical Reenactor Cheyney McKnight Gets It Right

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In this week’s episode of Racked series, Dress the Part, we catch up with Cheyney McKnight who is single-handedly changing the landscape of historical interpretation. After seeing widespread whitewashing of history, Cheney started working with museums and historical sights to ensure accurate representation of African-Americans. Slaves are often totally absent from the accounts and imagery at historical sites, or else misrepresented without attention to accuracy or humanizing details. She uses her research to demonstrate and inform others of what enslaved African-Americans wore throughout American history.

 

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