As part of the burgeoning movement to explore ways of healing the wounds of slavery and discrimination, there are now nationwide displays of performance art aimed at provoking thought about the moral and practical implications of reparations or other forms of restitution.

These displays tie in with Traces of the Trade in a variety of ways, not least by raising difficult questions about the past, its implications for today, and just how individual members of society, of various races and backgrounds, might address the unhealed wounds.

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