Please join us for the 5th annual Dialogue on the Plantation. We will travel together by bus to experience a powerful tour of three plantations : Laura Plantation and St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie, LA and Whitney Plantation in Wallace, LA.
What you’ll do and see: Our first stop will be St. Joseph Plantation, a working sugar cane plantation east of New Orleans. Oprah Winfrey’s hit drama Queen Sugar was filmed there. Our next stop is Laura Plantation, a Creole plantation. Creole life in Louisiana exhibited a unique, characteristic thread: the understanding that the family operated as a business and that the business was family. We’ll conclude our first day together with dinner and dialogue.
Day Two: after a continental breakfast, we take a 90-minute tour of Whitney Plantation. Whitney Plantation is a genuine landmark built by African slaves and their descendants. As a site of memory and consciousness, the Whitney Plantation is meant to pay homage to all the enslaved humans not only on the plantation itself but elsewhere in the American South. Whitney Plantation is one of the few plantations to focus only on the enslaved people who were forced to work there and not on its opulence. After the tour, we will gather in a picnic area to dialogue about the trip and the history we learned before heading home.
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