The new Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan is generating a lot of national press (see previous post on the museum). This week, even the Wall Street Journal commented on the museum. The Journal article notes of the museum:
There is much to boast about, but just below the surface of the museum's colorful exhibits--and sometimes emerging into full view--is a sense that corrections are needed; wrongs must be righted. It makes for a lively museum experience.The assessment of the museum discusses the complicated and controversial history of Arab-Americans, which was made even more problematic to address in a museum by the events of 9/11. The article also explains why Dearborn would be the sight of such an important museum: "30% of Dearborn's 100,000 residents are of Arab descent," making this particular city an ideal location for the museum.
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