63 minutes | Feb 16, 2021

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 Join Ben Franklin's World! Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears! Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute The Ben Franklin's World Shop Complementary Episodes Episode 017: François Furstenberg, When the United States Spoke French Episode 124: James Alexander Dun, Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America Episode 125: Terri Snyder, Death, Suicide, and Slavery in British North America Episode 137: Erica A. Dunbar, The Washingtons’ Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Episode 167: Eberhard Faber, The Early History of New Orleans Episode 281: Caitlin Rosenthal, The Business of Slavery Episode 282: Vincent Brown, Tacky’s Revolt   Listen! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook Group Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter
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