Witness Of The Cruel History Of Slavery In America – American history save the dark side that is perpetuated through a museum. The buildings are named for Whitney Plantation was established to commemorate the story of slavery.
Whitney Plantation is situated near Wallace, Louisiana, on the historic St John the Baptist Parish, which is less than an hour from New Orleans. The Museum was built before the civil war on the grounds of the former sugar cane fields.
At first, the Whitney Plantation is known only as the residence of immigrants Germany, Ambroise Haydel. He came to Louisiana and purchased land in the year 1750. Then his son, Jean Jacques made the land as a sugar plantation in the early 1800 ‘s.
Then, Jean Jacques renovating the House into a French-style. And like gardening in General, they also employ most of the people of Africa as his slaves.
There are as many as 350 a restrained slave life, spend their days to work hard and tortured in this place.
However, after the civil war, the property was sold to Bradish Jonshon. Then in honor of his grandson, the House and the land changed its name to Whitney.
Then, in 1999, the estate was purchased by counsel from New Orleans named John Cummings. For 15 years, Cummings invested 8 million dollars of private money and time to develop the House into a museum of the first perbudakaan in America. This he did, for the sake of opening up the most embarrassing grim stories in American history.
A number of memories on display at the museum, in the form of works of art and sculptures. On one side there is the ‘ Honorary ‘ Wall engraved with the names of the 350 slaves who spent their lives in the garden. In another room there is a plaque dedicated to 107,000 people are enslaved in Louisiana.
While in the middle of the field there is a bronze statue of an Angel-shaped black who brought the baby to heaven. Destroyed the statue of was recorded the name of 2,200 slave children made of granite slabs. Mirisnya, they died before the age of three.
To this extent, there is never a record of how many cases of death that has occurred in the estate was. The only document that exists only to reveal the death of 39 children that occur in plantations than in 1823-1863. Most of them are just reaching the age of 5-6 years.
This historic property is now a rare building that only a supervisory officer by the apartment with his home. In addition to the main house, still left a plantation store, two huge pigeon Coop and a portion of land that is still left to plant sugar cane.