Syndic No. 20 ∼ ” SLAVERY”
Syndic Literary Journal

The Whitney Foundation ∼ Purpose of Museum

Honor Roll of Slaves Memorial ∼ Whitney Plantation

 

“Within the boundaries of the “Habitation Haydel”, as the Whitney Plantation was originally known, the story of the Haydel family of German immigrants and the slaves that they held were intertwined.” (www.whitneyplantation.com)

 

 “In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.” (www.whitneyplantation.com)

 

Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork and restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana’s enslaved people. (www.whitneyplantation.com)

 

Miscellaneous Louisiana Slave-Related Statistics

Number of slaves in Louisiana 1850  –  245,000

Number of non-slaves 1850    –   255,000

Number of slave owners  1850  –   74,000

Number of post-Civil War white supremacy monuments  –  91

Number of  Jim Crow-Era lynchings of African Americans  –  549

Number African Americans in Louisiana 2010  –  1,500,000 (33% of pop.)

(Compiled by LeRoy Chatfield)

 

 

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