F4_2 Interpreting Slavery at River Road Plantations

Type: Field Trip
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 4:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Field Trip Departure, Canal Street Entrance, Main Lobby, Marriott Hotel.....
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers


To attend this field trip you must register in advance at the AAG on-site registration desk (Mardi Gras Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott). All field trips depart from the Canal St. entrance of the New Orleans Marriott.

F4_2 Interpreting Slavery at River Road Plantations

Organizers: Ronald Schumann (University of North Texas) & Matt Cook (Eastern Michigan)
Leader: Amy Potter (Armstrong State University)

Plantation museum sites differ widely in how they represent the institution of slavery and the lives of enslaved people. This tour of Oak Alley and Whitney Plantations showcases a range of approaches in interpreting these racialized cultural landscapes. While Oak Alley embodies the romantic image of the Southern plantation, replete with moss-draped oaks and mint juleps, recently opened Whitney Plantation stands as a memorial to enslaved Africans. A follow up, practitioner-meets-academic panel over lunch provides a forum for discussing interpretive best practices. Trip costs include round-trip transportation from the conference hotel, tour tickets, and a Cajun/Creole lunch.


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