“Take a quick look at the Texas Historical Commission’s plaque about the plantation again. There is no mention of enslaved African Americans. Credit for the plantation’s success is given to machines, horses, and Jackson himself. Likewise, none of the other signs recognized the constant, coerced labor African Americans faced. Additionally, we know black women were very likely to face all kinds of sexual abuse.
Enslaved African-Americans in Brazoria County produced 3/4s of the entire state’s output.
In no way did anyone running Plantation Day try to recreate the cruel dynamics that existed under slave societies.
In no way did anyone running Plantation Day try to recreate the cruel dynamics that existed under slave societies.”
Plantations for profits turned into prisons for profits.
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