SOURCE: The Washington Post
by John J. Cummings, III
"Here's why I opened the country's first slavery museum."
SOURCE: CBS News
Whitney Plantation museum endowed by a wealthy Louisiana lawyer confronts painful history of American slavery
"I tell people when they say, 'Why is a white man involved in this?' I say, 'Don't you remember it was a white man that caused all this?"
It opened in Louisiana in December.
Unlike other plantation museums along the Great River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the newly opened and under-construction Whitney Plantation focuses squarely on the plight of slaves.
SOURCE: The New Orleans Advocate
It will be housed in the Whitney Plantation.
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