295 Ibrahima Seck, Whitney Plantation Museum
What does it take to create a museum? How can a museum help visitors grapple with a very uncomfortable aspect of their nation’s past?
Ibrahima Seck, a member of the History Department at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal, author of the book, Bouki Fait Gombo: A History of the Slave Community of Habitation Haydel (Whitney Plantation) Louisiana, 1750-1860, and the Director of Research of the Whitney Plantation museum, leads us on a behind-the-scenes tour of Whitney Plantation and through the history of slavery in early Louisiana.
Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/295
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