An Enslaved Life Home School Day

January 15, 2021

Home school students are invited to discover what life was like for the enslaved on a Louisiana cotton plantation on Friday, January 15 from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Students will explore the plantation yard at Oakley and be introduced to the daily life of the enslaved through several different activity areas. The activities are designed to be as interactive as possible for the students and many are hands on.

Young people will tour an actual slave cabin and hear what family life was like for those who lived, worked, and died on the plantation. They will experience crafts such as woodworking or how to use a crosscut saw while being surrounded by buildings slaves once built. Students will help grind corn to meal and get a taste of the foods that the enslaved once ate on these very grounds. Even the simple task of drawing and carrying buckets of water by using a shoulder yoke will be a memorable experience for the youth. 

Preregistration is required. The program is oriented towards a middle school curriculum. This program also offers an educational handout for teachers to use in their classes with this program. All public health restrictions will be enforced. To register call 225-635-3739 Monday through Sunday from 9 AM-5 PM.