I’m a little slow on sharing this amazing story. After you read the linked articles from the New York Times, you’ll understand my apology.
The Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, is a restored plantation. Dating to the 18th century, Whitney is devoted to not just telling the story of slavery, but memorializing those who suffered through the horrible institution.
The New York Times ran an amazing piece in its magazine last week, and there is also an article dating from 2013, which tells the story of the Whitney Plantation’s evolution. Key to that evolution is John Cummings, a New Orleans attorney who spent over $7,000,000 of his own money to make the current Whitney a reality.
After reading these articles (and just about everything else I could find about it), I look forward to visiting the Whitney Plantation soon.
Here’s the Whitney online: http://www.whitneyplantation.com/