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<div style="display:none;font-size:1px;color:#fff;line-height:1px;max-height:0;max-width:0;opacity:0;overflow:hidden">A discussion among scholars underscored the role modern culture plays in how history evolves.</div><div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:center"><table class="m_7242333673343925147css-n6cafp" style="width:600px" width="600"><tbody><tr style="width:100%"><td style="padding:15px 0 5px;border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;text-align:center;width:100%"><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;text-align:center;width:100%;padding-bottom:10px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/f_LUbNd8SuIonDHkzsGOAQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgTz59P4QuAWh0dHBzOi8vbWVzc2FnaW5nLWN1c3RvbS1uZXdzbGV0dGVycy5ueXRpbWVzLmNvbS90ZW1wbGF0ZS9vYWt2Mj91cmk9bnl0Oi8vbmV3c2xldHRlci9mNTdiM2FhMC0wYzdmLTRhMjAtOGMyMi02ZDVjYTIyZGVmNDgmcHJvZHVjdENvZGU9UlImdGU9MSZubD1yYWNlL3JlbGF0ZWQmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAyMDAzMTQmY2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MTY3NDQmc2VnbWVudF9pZD0yMjIwOCZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1JnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTdlZGl0X3JyXzIwMjAwMzE0VwNueXRCCgAgfblsXvBL4TFSEGxpbWFAZ2VuZXNlby5lZHVYBAAAAAA~" alt="View in browser" style="color:#666;text-decoration:none;line-height:18px" target="_blank">View in browser</a><span style="color:#dcdcdc;margin:0 10px">|</span><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/wjiRYVOAEVur4xCiquM7xw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgTz59P0S2aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMjAwMzE0JmNhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE2NzQ0JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MjIyMDgmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAyMDAzMTRXA255dEIKACB9uWxe8EvhMVIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" alt="The New York Times" style="color:#666;text-decoration:none;line-height:18px" target="_blank">nytimes.com</a></div><a href="#m_7242333673343925147_a11y-skip-ad-marquee" style="width:1px;height:1px;overflow:hidden;color:transparent">Continue reading the main story</a><span style="width:100%;text-align:center"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td height="10px"></td></tr></tbody></table></span></td></tr><tr style="width:100%" id="m_7242333673343925147_a11y-skip-ad-marquee"><td class="m_7242333673343925147css-e902px" style="border-bottom:1px solid #cecece;padding:25px 0 20px;width:100%;text-align:center" width="100%" align="center"><div class="m_7242333673343925147css-1nu1ipb" style="margin-bottom:15px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/MJ6Ht54-uqRqY4N4mISNWg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgTz59P0TEaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vc3BvdGxpZ2h0L3JhY2U_dGU9MSZubD1yYWNlL3JlbGF0ZWQmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAyMDAzMTQmY2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MTY3NDQmc2VnbWVudF9pZD0yMjIwOCZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1JnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTcyMDIwMDMxNFcDbnl0QgoAIH25bF7wS-ExUhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" alt="More Race/Related" target="_blank"><img src="https://static.nytimes.com/email-images/newsletters/racerelated/rrheader.png" alt="More Race/Related" style="width:300px" width="300"></a></div><p style="width:100%;margin-bottom:0;font:12px/12px georgia,serif;letter-spacing:.5px">March 14, 2020</p></td></tr><tr style="height:20px"></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-spacing:0;font-family:arial,sans-serif;color:#333;padding:0;background:#fff"><tbody><tr><td style="width:100%;padding:0"><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/03/12/insider/12insider-1619/12insider-1619-articleLarge.jpg" class="m_7242333673343925147css-1pzpqwd" style="display:block;width:100%;height:auto;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:0"></td></tr><tr><td class="m_7242333673343925147css-185vw4z" style="text-align:left;width:100%;padding-top:8px;padding-bottom:10px;line-height:14px" width="100%" align="left"><span><span class="m_7242333673343925147css-17d0bbs" style="margin:0;font:normal 14px georgia,serif;color:#666">At TheTimesCenter on Friday, the historians (from left) Karin Wulf, Gerald Horne, Alan Taylor, Annette Gordon-Reed and Eliga H. Gould exchanged views on the impact of slavery and on the process of examining historical evidence.</span><span class="m_7242333673343925147css-bqptp2" style="margin:0;font:normal 11px georgia,serif;padding-left:5px;color:#888;letter-spacing:.01em">Mike Vitelli/BFA</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><table cellpadding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