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Medina’s Constitutional Law Class Visits Whitney Plantation

Professor M. Isabel Medina’s Constitutional Law Class visited the Whitney Plantation, owned and developed by Loyola Law alumni John Cummings.  The Plantation is the only plantation in Louisiana to be devoted solely to memorializing and exploring the lives of the slaves, rather than the slave-owners. The class visited the museum as part of its exploration of slavery, race and the US Constitution, in particular, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  The class visited the plantation on Thursday, October 6, 2016.  Prof. Medina notes “Slave plantation visits should evoke the sentiments evoked by visits to places where people have experienced horror and severe human rights violations, not glorification of an idealized past.  The Whitney brings that history into focus for students.”