Homes that housed free African Americans beginning in 1830s New York City on Hunterfly Road in what was the free black community of Weeksville in Brooklyn

A report just last year found that when it comes to teaching about slavery — the very economic and social foundation on which this nation was built — the U.S. does a piss poor job.

As the Southern Poverty Law Center found: “Students lack a basic knowledge of the important role [slavery] played in shaping the United States and the impact it continues to have on race relations in America.”