18 March 2008

Slavery Museum flounders amidst questions

A national slavery museum is raising alot of eyebrows because it keeps getting donations, but it isn't finished yet and the people in charge "don't like nosey reporters asking no questions."

Despite millions of dollars in private and public dollars committed to the museum, organizers have given an unclear accounting of their finances: While the museum cites $50 million available, a 2006 tax return obtained by The Associated Press details $17.6 million in assets, much of that believed to be the value of a 38-acre proposed site.

Nearly five years after a ceremonial groundbreaking, the opening has drifted to 2008 and beyond. Contacted by the AP, neither developer Silver Companies nor architect C.C. Pei could say when the museum would open, though Pei said of a 2008 date, "We'd have to get started right now."

Asked to clarify the museum's future, Wilder said he was "finished explaining anything."

"We comply with every reporting schedule we have to comply with," said Wilder, 77, now mayor of Richmond. "If you wanna help raise some money, then help. Other than that, quit worrying us.".


If you read the article, the people in charge are blaming Hurricane Katrina for the slow-down in donations.

Poor Katrina, she gets blamed for everything....

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this money being pocketed by black political hacks like Beavers and Toddler????

Anonymous said...

will they have a statue of Todd the tar baby in the exhibit, enquiring minds want to know,

Anonymous said...

Lets have a special tax on white folks to make them pay for their crimes against the black man. That tax rebate coming in may should be taken from white folks and given to the African/American Community.

Anonymous said...

I have to vent.There ain't a fuckin' one of you living black people that were slaves and there ain't a fuckin' one of the living white people in USA that were slave masters so get over it . It happened , It's over and will never happen again. You deserve nothing from the Federal Gov. nothing from the white people.

Anonymous said...

The white man never paid his 40 acs. and a mule to every freed slave, thus this equals about 500,000 plus a Cadillac Escalade! Pay up crackers!

Anonymous said...

Willie alaways crying bout da man who using him boo hoo ever wonder why immagrant groups come here and are prosperous, ask Willie and he will say da govment be helping dem heres wat ise be saying ya all talk to the black Hataians they hate american blacks they call them the spoiled children and they hate lazy people Willie is own worst enemy

Anonymous said...

watch the cops tv show, whos the worst violent offenders 3 swedish guys name sven and lars come onnnn