Green McAdoo Cultural Center: Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit On View

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Name: Green McAdoo Cultural Center: Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit On View
Date: October 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
 A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open on October 4, 2017 and will continue until October 30, 2017, from 10:00AM ? 4:00PM, Monday through Saturday. The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. It was organized by the Tennessee State Museum with support from the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area. 

Through first and third person accounts, the exhibit will reconstruct the lives of several enslaved people, giving them names, faces, and the details of what happened to them before, during, and after the Civil War.
Through first and third person accounts, the exhibit will reconstruct the lives of several enslaved people, giving them names, faces, and the details of what happened to them before, during, and after the Civil War.

 
The exhibit also looks at the important roles of the white women of the big house: Jane Washington, George A.?s wife, and her mother-in-law Mary. Together they supervised the production of finished clothing for the family and slaves. Such a large labor force meant hundreds of garments had to be produced each year. They also oversaw the food rations for the slaves, which according to the records, totaled as much as 42,000 pounds of pork consumed per year.
 
The exhibit features images, artifacts, and films based on extensive documentation and oral histories to tell the stories of how enslaved African Americans individually found ways to create lives, sustain families, and after emancipation, make choices regarding their futures.  

http://business.andersoncountychamber.org/news/details/groundbreaking-slavery-exhibit-on-view-at-green-mcadoo-cultural-center
Location:
Green McAdoo Cultural Center, 101 School Street, Clinton, TN 37716.
Date/Time Information:
October 4, 2017 and will continue until October 30, 2017,
from 10:00AM ? 4:00PM, Monday through Saturday.
Contact Information:
Marilyn Hayden
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