Wessyngton Plantation, Located in Robertson County, Tennessee, was comprised of 13,000 acres with an enslaved labor force of 274 African Americans in 1860. This exhibit, funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, tells the story of one of the largest tobacco plantations in the country and highlights the diversity and complexity of the slaves’ experience.
In the Orgain and Bruner Galleries
Join Carr Johnson on January 21 for a reading of the book “Pioneer Colored Christian”. On February 26th, Mr. Johnson will do a second reading as well as introduce the featured speaker of the day, John F. Baker, Jr. who will be giving a power point presentation and book signing of his book “The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation”.