BLACK HISTORY MONTH: A POIGNANT LOOK AT THE WHITNEY PLANTATION

This… blew me away. This slave plantation museum about an hour outside of New Orleans confronts a poignant look at a past that is not so far in the past. Many want to look pass this part history and treat it as if it did not exist… In case you haven’t seen or heard of the Whitney Plantation Museum, I want you to see that: “The first museum in America dedicated entirely to slavery opened a few months ago in Wallace, Louisiana. Michelle Miller visits the museum and found a surprising history, not only about the plantation, but her own family.” In my own lifetime, and I’m not even 60 years old yet, I’ve seen in person a “white only” water fountain. I did not go to an integrated school until I was in the 5th grade and I used to work at a movie theatre that as a child, all of the black people had to sit in the balcony. I can’t even imagine the experiences of my elders. Thank God I did not have to experience some of the things that they did. I’m not sure that I would have survived.

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