The concept of "Slave for a Day" is obscene ("Hampton takes flak for title of black history program," June 21). It would do nothing but create yet more hostility between Baltimore's African-American and white populations. And we have enough of that already. I attended Angela Roberts-Burton's lecture on the Underground Railroad at Mt. Clare House and found it informative, but "Slave for a Day" pushes the envelope.
I'm glad Vincent Vaise of the National Park Service quashed the title, and hopefully, ideas like "Slave for a Day" will never be suggested again. However, while we're on the subject of oppressed population reenactments, the Hampton National Historic Site might consider "Native American for a Day." It would certainly be even more graphic and offensive!
Roza Nester, BaltimoreCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun