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A Plantation Burial

Funerals were sad occasions in the slave quarters, but they gave African Americans a chance to confirm their community identity. They were often held at night, so that friends and family members from neighboring farms could attend.

Source | John Antrobus, "Plantation Burial," 1860, oil on canvas (The Historic New Orleans Collection, accession no. 1960.46).
Creator | John Antrobus
Rights | The Historic New Orleans Collection, accession no. 1960.46.
Item Type | Painting
Cite This document | John Antrobus, “A Plantation Burial,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 17, 2018, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1034.

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