Whitney Plantation Tour
SULC Visits Whitney Plantation
On Saturday, February 25, 2023, students of the Evening Division at Southern University Law Center visited Whitney Plantation in Edgard, Louisiana, for a guided tour.
Students were educated about the in-depth history of slavery in the United States and Louisiana. Students learned the history of how slaves arrived in the United States, their day-to-day lives, living dynamics, and work expectations.
Students asked the tour guide thought-provoking questions, which created an enriching dialogue between the students and the guide. They appreciated the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom.
According to Whitney Plantation's website, it is the only former plantation site in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on slavery. Generations of Africans and their descendants were enslaved here to establish and maintain indigo, rice, and sugar crops. Visitors learn about this history through tours, exhibits, memorials, and artwork.
The Louis A. Berry Institute for Civil Rights & Justice sponsored the trip.