That’s the thing: It’s understandable to, say, want to keep a plantation house around because it’s its significant historical artifact. People are in need of these things. But the trick is always that our so-called artifacts are more often than not products of the current. In this case, it seems like these plantations discount their past to the point of physically rewriting history .
They’re Very Eager To Smooth Over The Whole “Slavery” Thing
If a modern plantation has an official historical home, there’ll be a plaque or something about slavery, but in private plantations, the subject is typically dismissed. Former slave quarters are called other things, like the “tack room.” Higher-profile plantations have taken heat for the purposes of our, and some are now becoming a bit more honest about the subject. Meanwhile, some people are so clueless about the racial overtones of plantation bridals that they ask black wedding planners to organize them. This sometimes doesn’t go well.
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One plantation that gives bridal tours says they don’t discuss slavery “on principle in a wedding, ” but do talk about it if someone asks. Defending plantation weddings, another person said, “they’re often beautiful places, and although they may have a dreadful history , now people of any race can enjoy them as venues.” Did you hear that, people of color? You have her permission to enjoy getting married on a plantation! And you thought such articles was going to be all bad news.