The history of slavery is American history. But many Americans know little about the brutal realities of the racist practice — and how much the country's founders did to preserve it.
Partly to blame are our schools and textbooks. Many of them do a terrible job teaching about slavery. Also at fault: Our historical monuments and museums have ignored the historical presence of enslaved people and sanitized stories about their enslavers.
We've created a quiz to test how well you know America's history with slavery. It's not for a grade, and don't get discouraged if you get some questions wrong. You can start learning now: The quiz includes explanations of the correct answers.
We also have recommendations from American historians on the most accessible ways to learn more about slavery, from tips on how to teach kids to movies, books and field trip ideas for adults.
Prefer a TV show? Want to teach your kids? American historians offer the most accessible ways to learn more about slavery
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: When was slavery abolished in America? When did slavery start? A quiz