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Whitney Plantation Tells the Story of Slavery

LA Times   in  ·
April 7, 2015

Imagine what it would feel like to be someone else’s property,” said Monique Washington Johnson. Our guide looked directly at the nine men and women walking with her on the grounds of Whitney Plantation on a steamy March afternoon.

“Imagine you are a field slave,” she said. “You wake up before sunrise. You work until dark, which is 8 or 9 in hot and humid summers. Your life depends on the whims of your master or mistress.

“Imagine you have no autonomy over your life. There is no way to know if your child will be sold or if your wife will be beaten.”

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