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The Whitney Plantation, a museum on the grounds of a former plantation, is dedicated to providing the education of the history of slavery in the United States.

 

Discussing the institution of slavery in American history can seem like a difficult and complex conversation to have in the classroom. The challenge to educators is how to present this topic in both a meaningful and authentic way. The relevance of this part of American history in our contemporary conversations of the past, is demonstrated by the passions this topic arouses.

 

Using the Whitney Plantation Museum as the entry point to the discussion of this topic, students will learn about the history of those who were enslaved on plantations in the American South and whose labor helped build this country.

 

Learn more about the mission of the Whitney Plantation by historian and research director, Dr. Ibrahim Seck

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