Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma wandered away from the group in the first room of the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday afternoon. He ducked into a corner, standing in front of the reproduced bowels of a slave ship.
Mannequins were hunched over, chained to the floor, in the tightest of spaces, while Kuzma studied the information printed on the wall.
Soon after, he pulled out his cellphone and sent a tweet.
“Why is the beginning of learning black history for most people start with slavery?” he wrote. “Instead of African kings and queens and royalties. I wonder how they teach it the history in Africa.... food for thought.”
More than 50 years before, some of the...