Many tours on former plantations in the American South have focused on wealthy white landowning families and glossed over the people who were enslaved. This romanticized version centers on the lavish lifestyles and mansions of the slave owners while disregarding the enslaved people who built the homes and toiled in the fields.
While some plantation tours have intertwined the lives of the slavers and the enslaved, others are evolving as part of a growing awareness in the push for social justice that includes facing the enduring scars of slavery today.Block, Deborah. “Tours at Former US Plantations Focus on Telling Truth about Enslavement.” VOA. Tours at Former US Plantations Focus on Telling Truth About Enslavement, September 2, 2021. https://www.voanews.com/a/usa_tours-former-us-plantations-focus-telling-truth-about-enslavement/6209773.html.
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