My hometown is the hometown of Dan Emmett, who most famously wrote "Dixie". He was a well-known producer/performer in minstrel shows. Historians also researched the fact that he may have stolen the lyrics and/or tune of Dixie from a local Black family of performers. Dixie Days was a local fest until not too terribly long ago it was renamed. So, hearing Dixie as the opening music of the segment on the Jim Crow Museum, got my attention and brought up a lot of this past history, the cultural significance of the song, and how it impacts current conversations in my home community. As a kid, no one critiqued the lyrics with us, for us or talked about much more than "heritage". Den Emmett may have been a product of his time, but that song has contributed so much to the romanticization of the antebellum era. The way racism and anti-blackness has been systematically deployed and normalized is vast and this module broke down some of the really significant concepts so well. I wish I had a transcript of the pieces delivered by the facilitator, just so clearly & concisely laid out.