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America's first slavery museum shifts is focus from the masters to the slaves. The Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana.

America's First Slavery Museum Shifts the Focus from Masters to Slaves

Unlike many plantation tours, which lionize wealthy white slaveowners, the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana tells the violent history of slavery from the perspective of the people who were chained, maimed, and molested.

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The recently opened Whitney Plantation museum in Louisiana serves a unique purpose. It is not intended, like many others in the region, to romanticize slavery and glorify the expansive antebellum-styled homes in which the “masters” resided. Rather, the Whitney Plantation site focuses on the enslaved people and serves as a sort of memorial to them, …

The recently opened Whitney Plantation museum in Louisiana serves a unique purpose. It is not intended, like many others in the region, to romanticize slav

Whitney Plantation owner John Cummings has commissioned stark artwork for the site, including realistic statues of slave children found throughout the museum.

New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

Whitney Plantation owner John Cummings has commissioned stark artwork for the site, including realistic statues of slave children found throughout the museum. Woodrow Nash's ceramic and bronze full figured slave children

Necklace with Pendant, 16th–18th century  Angola; Chokwe  Wood, ceramic, raffia

Chokwe Necklace with Pendant, century Angola; Chokwe people : northeast of Luanda . Wicker neck-hoop with ceramic pendant to represent conus disc .

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America's First Slavery Museum Shifts the Focus from Masters to Slaves

America's First Slavery Museum Shifts the Focus from Masters to Slaves at Whitney Plantation.

Underwater sculptures are the work of British sculptor, Jason Taylor. Moliniere bay in Grenada, West Indies Die habe ich auf meiner Reise mit der Meinschiff1 gesehen. Ein Beispiel dafür, wie man unwissenden Touristen das Geld aus der Tasche zieht. Die nächsten Ausflüge haben wir dann selbstständig geplant.

"Underwater sculptures are the work of British sculptor, Jason Taylor. Moliniere bay in Grenada, West Indies." I would love to SCUBA down and see this amazing tribute to the Africans thrown to sea on the journey to slavery in America.

child slave statue

White Man Starts Country’s First Slave Museum, Will Include Decapitated Heads - Cummings is telling the story by restoring Whitney Plantation, a former slave plantation located in Wallace, just west of New Orleans.

African Venus, Cordier submitted a plaster cast of the bust of an African visitor to Paris to the Salon of 1848, and two years later he again entered it as a bronze (Walters 54.2664)

African Venus, 1851 by Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

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