Last night in Brookline, town meeting members voted to rename a K-8 school — The Edward S. Devotion School — because its namesake was an 18th-century slave owner.
The change comes as part of the continuing conversation about how the nation portrays and memorializes — or doesn't — its history of slavery.
That conversation is moving into the art world. Curators at the Worcester Art Museum have installed new, permanent signs to tell visitors which people in early American portraits owned enslaved people or benefited from slavery.
This segment aired on May 30, 2018.