From Slavery to Civil Rights


From Slavery to Civil Rights is a 2-hour tour designed for middle and high school students. Students take an interactive journey learning about plantation life in Louisiana’s sugar country from the Antebellum period through the Civil Rights era in the 1960s. Students are immersed in historic plantation life as the program takes them into an Antebellum big house, and into the plantation quarters with a period slave cabin (c. 1850), a Reconstruction and Jim Crow-era field workers’ cabin, a Civil Rights-era cabin (c. 1960) and concludes in a 20th-century plantation store. Students engage in hands-on activities based on using primary sources including historical documents, artifacts, maps, and photographs.