February is Black History Month, or National African American History Month, and is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. UREC is recognizing the role African Americans played in our state by organizing a trip to the Whitney Plantation. The Whitney Plantation opened their doors in 2014 to the public for the first time in 262 years, and is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.
Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney Plantation will gain a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana enslaved people.
This day trip is a great way to leisurely adventure outside Baton Rouge and learn about the history of Louisiana.
- Location: Wallace, LA
- Date: Feburary 3, 2018
- Price: $30 • $40
- Register by: January 29, 2018 @ midnight
What’s included: Transportation, Trip Leaders, Entrance into the Whitney Plantation
What’s not included: Food
Personal Gear: Weather appropriate clothing and shoes for walking aroundREGISTER HERE