The Whitney Plantation Museum (Wallace, Louisiana)

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Dublin Core

Title

The Whitney Plantation Museum (Wallace, Louisiana)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Dwellings--Louisiana
Plantations--Louisiana
Slavery
Sugar--Social aspects--History
United States--Louisiana--St. John the Baptist Parish--Wallace

Subject (Object Type)
History Museums

Description

Dedicated to the history of enslavement in the Southern United States, the Whitney Plantation is sited on the grounds where enslaved people labored in bondage for over 100 years. The museum is comprised of twelve historic structures. A number of memorials are also located on grounds, including a series of granite walls engraved with the names of the 107,000 the enslaved who spent their lives in Louisiana before 1820.

Creator

Museum founder: Cummings, John, 1938-

Source

Photographs by Renée Ater

Date

Opened as a museum: December 7, 2014

Rights

The Whitney Plantation, 5099 Louisiana Highway 19, Edgard, Louisiana, 70449

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Building and Structures

Coverage

5099 Louisiana Highway 19, Edgard, Louisiana, 70449, United States

Has Part

The Whitney Plantation is a complex of buildings which includes at least twelve historic structures. For a description of the historic buildings, visit the Whitney Plantation website.

References

Bibliographic Citation

Armstrong, Kalim. "Telling the Story of Slavery." The New Yorker, February 17, 2016. Accessed May 1, 2021, https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/telling-the-story-of-slavery.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Buildings and Structures

Collection

Citation

Museum founder: Cummings, John, 1938-, “The Whitney Plantation Museum (Wallace, Louisiana),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 16, 2021, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1218.

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