Ashley Rogers - Director of Operations
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Dr. Ibrahima Seck - Director of Research
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Whitney Plantation In The News
Wall Street Journal:
Whitney Plantation Museum to Focus on Slavery
Why America Needs A Slavery Museum
New York Times
Building the First Slavery Museum in America
New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'
The Australian: Life
Lest we forget: Louisiana's slavery museum
BBC World Service: Outlook
Audio interview with John Cummings
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
Re-Imagining the South: Using Whitney Plantation to Teach Antebellum America.
1. The Curriculum Plan: Re-Imagining the South: Using Whitney Plantation to Teach Antebellum America
2. Locating the Sources
3. Day One: Invitation to Think Critically About Our Shared History
4. Day Two: The Plantation Tour Critical Analysis
5. Module One: Economy
1. Did The Enslaved Have Time Off
2. Did The Enslaved Resist Bondage
1. How Did Africans Keep Their Culture
1. How Was Punishment Used As Control
4. How Was Sugar Grown and Harvested
3. What Was Daily Life Like for the Enslaved
3. What Was the Dominican Slave Trade
2. What Was the Transatlantic Slave Trade
2. What Were Domestic and Skilled Trade
1. What Is A Plantation
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