A White Southerner Runs The Only Museum Solely Memorializing Slavery. The Whitney Plantation near Wallace, Louisiana, is the first and only U.S. museum and memorial to slavery. While other museums may include slavery in their exhibits, the Whitney Plantation is the first of its kind to focus primarily on the institution. John Cummings, a 78-year-old white southerner, has spent 16 years and more than $8 million of his own fortune to build the project, which opened in December of last year.
Freedman's Cemetery Statue, Dallas, Texas, Details Amenities This area honors former freed slaves that were buried in what was the "Freedman's" town in the 1850s. It was the social and economic center of the African-American community at the time. An arched granite gate now stands at the site entrance. Niches on either side contain symbolic sculptures by David Newton.