The story of the Middle Passage is incredibly difficult to tell, and to hear. This deadly voyage delivered millions of Africans to the Americas, and it is a gruesome, terrifying history. Great Blacks in Wax interprets the Middle Passage by way of a wax slave ship, complete with wax models of enslaved people stacked in the hold, being force fed, thrown overboard, raped, and assaulted. The affective display attempts to get visitors to reckon, just a little bit, with the horror of it. The Lewis Museum offers maps and wall text, attempting not to evoke the feeling of being in a ship making that Middle Passage, but informing visitors about the breadth and extent of this massive forced migration. In both cases, it is the subjectivity of the visitor that is paramount: What do we need to feel and understand before moving to the next part of the museum?