That’s something I literally can’t get over. How plantations aren’t viewed as sites of genocide and as representative of some of the most extreme evil humanity has ever done.
You can visit a plantation and they won’t even talk about slavery. It’s common to get married on plantations.
Being a Californian this was all very off-putting to me when I visited Georgia. I love Black people and Black culture in the South but it’s still the South.
I dont think I could ever step foot in ine without bawling my eyes out. I know I would feel the ancestors spirits the moment I got near.
When I was in elementary school we took a field trip to a plantation. I don’t know if that’s something schools still do but it was looked at as a completely normal thing to do. I still get chills when I think about it.
For those visiting NOLA who want to know more about plantations, Evergreen Plantation has preserved their original slave cabins. Their tour talks about the slaves who lived there, what their lives were like, and how the plantations shaped Louisiana.
One of my professors got kicked out of the Oak Alley plantation for asking the tour guides repeatedly about the slaves who had lived there.