The U.S. National Slavery Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is in bankruptcy. The Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi, is in financial trouble, and some other museums are in debt. The expenses of building and maintaining a museum are often estimated at well below the actual costs. Some of the donors to the Slavery Museum are asking that their pieces be returned to them. That will be up to the court.
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