The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp

S3E51 TRUTH QUEST - Whitney Plantation and The French Quarter (Episode 1b)

August 05, 2022 Ken Kemp Season 3 Episode 51
The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp
S3E51 TRUTH QUEST - Whitney Plantation and The French Quarter (Episode 1b)
Show Notes

In this second installment of Ken's special series, TRUTH QUEST - Exploring the History of Race in America, we launch the Civil Rights tour of the South in New Orleans.  The Whitney Plantation in St. John the Baptist Parish is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of slavery in Louisiana. You'll hear an in-depth description of the exhibits, displays, and elegant plantation house and how those displays impacted our team of pilgrims. In this episode, we are invited to a team "debrief," in which several share their personal responses to a history that has been hidden until now. Then Ken takes us to the French Quarter on a bustling Saturday evening in the heart of the New Orleans. Under the tutelage of master-guide, Leon A. Waters, the team wanders down the Mississippi River and Washington Artillery Park, to Jackson Square, by the St. Louis Cathedral, the Federal Courthouse, and the Slave Exchange, along the narrow streets filled with iconic architecture, surrounded by eager crowds, street vendors and musicians, lively multitudes lined up for the annual Pride Month Parade - New Orleans style.  SHOW NOTES

Meet our contributors.

Listen to the entire series - TRUTH QUEST: Exploring the History of Race in America - in their own words.

  1. New Orleans and Slavery 
    • Part A: The Civil Rights Tour of the South - Meet our contributors
    • Part B: The French Quarter and the Whitney Plantation
  2. Dr. John Perkins, Living Legends (Freedom Riders) and Emmett Till (Jackson, MS)
  3. Lorraine Hotel, Underground Railroad and Beal Street (Memphis, TN)
  4. Equal Justice Initiative, Legacy Museum and the Peace and Justice Memorial (Montgomery, AL)
  5. Edmund Pettus Bridge (Selma) and the 16th Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, AL) 
  6. BONUS: A Conversation with Center for Racial Reconciliation, John Williams
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