Black History Trip 2017: National Museum of African American History and Culture
WHEN: May 4-8, 2017
DEPARTURE: May 4, 2017 @ 11:50 am from Sarasota/Bradenton Airport (SRQ),
ARRIVAL TO: 2:19 pm, Reagan Airport , Washington, D. C. (DCA)
RETURN: From (DCA) May 8, 2017 @ 8:48 am
ARRIVAL : SRQ @ 11:24 am Via American Airlines
LODGING: Hamilton Crown Plaza Hotel, 11001 14th Street N.W. Wash DC
COST: $1280 per person Double Occupancy
Price includes Airfare, Transfers, Accommodations, Museum Entrance Fee* (fee required for groups) and One (1) Group Dinner
DEPOSIT: $200.00 – Final Payment Due by: February 15, 2017
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Black History Trip to New Orleans and the Whitney Plantation
April 13th through April 17th, 2016
From April 13th through 17th, 2016, thirty members of Manasota ASALH experienced an incredibly educational, inspirational, and moving Black History trip to New Orleans and the Whitney Plantation. Participants spent the first day touring New Orleans, including the Louis Armstrong Park where we learned about the unique institution of slavery in New Orleans, and about Congo Square which served as a cultural gathering place for our ancestors. Afterwards, we visited St. Augustine Church, viewing the Unknown Slave Memorial, and then walked through the historic St. Louis Cemetery #1. After lunch at the world famous Dooky Chase Restaurant, we visited the Lower 9th Ward to remember the victims of Hurricane Katrina, to see some of the restored housing and also to see what has been left undone. The next day, we went on a guided tour through the Whitney Plantation, the only plantation museum in Louisiana dedicated to the history of slavery. [VIEW WHITNEY PLANTATION WEBSITE] The Whitney Plantation includes an impressive memorial containing the names of tens of thousands of enslaved Africans, original cabins, and original life-sized sculptures representing our enslaved ancestors who were children at the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and whose stories were told in Remembering Slavery: African Americans talk about their personal experiences of slavery and emancipation Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller, editors. [New York: The New Press in association with the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1998; a documentation of interviews conducted by WPA Federal Writers’ Project in the 1930’s.] A highpoint of that visit was meeting John Cummings, owner, who spoke of his dedication in founding this educational institution. By way of contrast, afterwards, we visited the Oak Alley Plantation where we wandered the grounds and took a tour of the big house. We ended our visit with a Saturday evening Jazz Cruise on the Mississippi River.
Read an article written about Leah Chase, owner of Dooky Chase’s restaurant that we will be visiting on April 14th. This 93 year young iconic New Orleanian has a significant history you won’t want to miss!