I'm not trying to impress on our students the universal truth regarding race, or the whole story around a kidnapped peoples' social and political evolution in their captors' land, etc. If I were to have that goal on my plate, I'd agree your first ideas were powerful.
I'm modeling respect for a group of people who don't get their fair share of respect in my country, and hopefully introducing interesting, worthwhile people to students for further research.
I'll choose a quote or a very brief profile for (hopefully) an artistic corner on a display in a classroom. I can't "teach" it, but I can answer questions by interested students. I'd like to give them a name and an idea, and hope they find their own truths.
I have what I need now.
I'm grateful to those who helped.