Tuesday, July 28, 2020

"Penn Museum to Remove Skull Collection of Enslaved People"

The objectionable collection belongs to Samuel George Morton, a 19th-century Philadelphia-born, UPenn-educated physician who collected hundreds of skulls, including those of enslaved Africans, Native Americans, and Cubans to try to reinforce his white supremacist, pseudoscientific theory that the brains of some races are larger than others.


The museum has also amended the collection’s webpage to say that it is “not a memorial lauding Morton or his scholarship”