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Senegalese historian and author Dr. Ibrahima Seck with his son and New Orleans attorney John Cummings, right, owner and restorer of the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, which we visited on our recent Daily Office retreat. Dr. Seck is the author of Bouki Fait Gombo: A History of the Slave Community of Habitation Haydel (Whitney Plantation), which our Vicar is now reading. Our visit to the old sugar cane plantation boggled our collective minds; it is the only plantation tour in the United States that tells the story from the slaves’ point of view, and even lifelong students will learn a great deal. (museum photo)

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